Category Archives: Case 01 Sue Neill-Fraser

Dear Attorney – your silence is damning

We publish this self-explanatory letter we wrote to Tasmania’s Attorney-General, The Hon. Elise Archer, to demonstrate the State’s callous disregard for transparency and for ensuring that justice is served in the case of Sue Neill-Fraser. 

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Did Inspector Powell have the answers in the murder investigation? ‘Who knows?’

Retired Hobart police Inspector Peter Powell led the investigation into the disappearance-turned-murder of Bob Chappell on Australia Day 2009, which led to the arrest and 2010 conviction of Sue Neill-Fraser for Chappell’s murder. But in interviews between 2012 and 2016, … Continue reading

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The police inspector, the reporter, the filmmaker and the truth

Retired Hobart police Inspector Peter Powell has come out of the woodwork trying to discredit the 90 page Etter Selby dossier, critical of the 2009 police investigation which he led, into the now controversial case of Sue Neill-Fraser. But his … Continue reading

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Former Sue Neill-Fraser lawyer Barbara Etter’s mixed results in court

It has taken some seven years but the Tasmanian DPP’s complaint against former Sue Neill-Fraser lawyer Barbara Etter has been dismissed, while other complaints are upheld.

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Former Hobart police inspector’s newspaper claim contradicted by evidence

Andrew L. Urban A claim reported in The Australian (March 2, 2022) that “The policeman in charge of the Susan Neill-Fraser murder ­investigation has quashed a key claim used to justify calls for a royal commission-style inquiry,” is contradicted by … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser alleged 2016 prison phone conversation underlines need for a review of her case

Andrew L. Urban Sue Neill-Fraser’s alleged 2016 phone conversation from prison, newly revealed, in which she is claimed to express regret for having returned to Four Winds “that night”, raises more doubt, underlines the need for a full review of … Continue reading

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Crown’s sloppy response to Sue Neill-Fraser’s High Court appeal application

An almost comically hapless document from the Tasmanian DPP’s office has been lodged with the High Court in response to the application seeking leave from Sue Neill-Fraser, as legal academic Dr Bob Moles found. 

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Australia Day Sinnitt award…should it be sinbin award?

Andrew L. Urban. We are eager to recognise meritorious service in the police service wherever it occurs in Australia …perhaps especially so in Tasmania. But we cannot applaud the Australia Day Award recognising Detective Sergeant Sinnitt, he of Sue Neill-Fraser … Continue reading

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Australia Day 2022 Hobart – marks dark day for justice

Andrew L. Urban.  Was it Sam Devine who killed Bob Chappell 13 years ago this Australia Day? Was Sue Neill-Fraser wrongfully convicted of murdering Bob and jailed for 23 years? These are key questions raised by eye-witness testimony and legal … Continue reading

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Legal academic identifies errors in judgement of Sue Neill-Fraser’s failed appeal

Sue Neill-Fraser is now seeking leave to appeal to the High Court to overturn her 2010 conviction for the murder of her partner Bob Chappell, after her 2020 appeal was dismissed 2:1 by the Tasmanian Court of Appeal. Edited extracts … Continue reading

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