Category Archives: Case 01 Sue Neill-Fraser

Is Tasmanian Parliament complicit in covering up injustice?

Andrew L. Urban. Four judges, two DPPs and a defence barrister compounded the flawed police investigation into the disappearance of Bob Chappell on Australia Day 2009 (whose body has never been found), for whose murder Sue Neill-Fraser has been convicted. … Continue reading

Posted in Case 01 Sue Neill-Fraser | 15 Comments

Non-contentious legal principles to overturn Sue Neill-Fraser conviction – by consensus

In a submission to the Members of the Tasmanian Parliament this week, legal academic DR BOB MOLES of Flinders University, articulates the non-contentious legal principles in the Sue Neill-Fraser case; “if any one of the substantive points is sustained, it … Continue reading

Posted in Case 01 Sue Neill-Fraser | 8 Comments

Sue Neill-Fraser appeal: if Vass ‘wasn’t on the boat’ why insert herself into the case after trial?

Andrew L. Urban. If the three judges considering Sue Neill-Fraser’s appeal decide that Meaghan Vass’ DNA was there by secondary transfer (as the Crown argues) and thus she was not at the crime scene on board Four Winds … they … Continue reading

Posted in Case 01 Sue Neill-Fraser | 44 Comments

QUIZ – test your knowledge of the Sue Neill-Fraser case

This week 11 years ago, Sue Neill-Fraser entered the witness box to give evidence at her trial for murdering Bob Chappell. This week also marks seven months since her latest appeal hearings before the judges (Wood, Escourt, Pearce) who are … Continue reading

Posted in Case 01 Sue Neill-Fraser | 13 Comments

INSIDE STORY: Sue Neill-Fraser – and Karen Keefe as ‘collateral damage’

The inside story of the troubled inmate who befriended Sue Neill-Fraser ‘inside’ – and how the police used her. 

Posted in Case 01 Sue Neill-Fraser | 19 Comments

Grey dinghy turns white on water and shrinks – DPP tells appeal judge

The Etter/Selby papers reveal ‘what a difference a dinghy makes’ in the 2010 Sue Neill-Fraser murder trial – and how at the 2021 appeal, the DPP insists that the grey dinghy described by an eye witness turns white on the … Continue reading

Posted in Case 01 Sue Neill-Fraser | 20 Comments

Why a Parliamentary Inquiry is the best process to scrutinise the case of Sue Neill-Fraser

Andrew L. Urban The entire Tasmanian legal and law enforcement establishment is under the cloud of the 2010 Sue Neill-Fraser murder conviction, which many claim is not proven beyond reasonable doubt. 

Posted in Case 01 Sue Neill-Fraser | 10 Comments

What a difference a dinghy makes – incorrect testimony misled the court

The following excerpt from the Etter/Selby papers reveals how the jury, the defence and the judge were all misled at the murder trial of Sue Neill-Fraser in 2010 by the eye witness testimony describing a dinghy alongside Four Winds (crime … Continue reading

Posted in Case 01 Sue Neill-Fraser | 2 Comments

‘The homeless girl’, the bikie, the blue rag, TasPol, the lawyers and how it all went pear shaped

The inside story of eyewitness Meaghan Vass, ‘the homeless girl’ at the centre of the Sue Neill-Fraser drama, told by the woman who became her friend, her supporter and her champion – ANDREA ‘ANDY’ BROWN. 

Posted in Case 01 Sue Neill-Fraser | 17 Comments

What the Sue Neill-Fraser jury heard – and not heard: Letter to Editor

In the wake of public comments from senior police and the prosecutor, former DPP Tim Ellis SC, Lynn Giddings, an observer at the Sue Neill-Fraser trial, responds to the prosecutor’s published defence of the conviction.

Posted in Case 01 Sue Neill-Fraser | 16 Comments