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Sue Neill-Fraser appeal decision on Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Andrew L. Urban. The long awaited decision of the judges in Sue Neill-Fraser’s final appeal against her 2010 murder conviction will be handed down in the Supreme Court of Tasmania at 9.45am on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. 

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Telling it like it isn’t to the Sue Neill-Fraser jury

Andrew L. Urban. An uninformed or misinformed jury can’t be expected to arrive at a safe, reliable verdict that serves justice. Did Sue Neill-Fraser’s jury hear the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? It seemed more like … Continue reading

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Who Killed Bob? The Podcast

Andrew L. Urban.  A homeless girl’s DNA, a strange grey dinghy, witness misidentification, tunnel vision, no murder weapon, no body, an impossible murder scenario … nothing adds up to a valid murder conviction in the case of Sue Neill-Fraser. Hear … Continue reading

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What supporters of Sue Neill-Fraser’s prosecutor have to say

Andrew L. Urban. We have rejected for publication a barrage of recent comments (11 at last count) from a reader who is advocating in favour of Sue Neill-Fraser’s conviction and defending the prosecutor, Tim Ellis SC. But on second thoughts, … Continue reading

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Did Sue Neill-Fraser’s defence counsel contribute to her conviction?

Andrew L. Urban Sue Neill-Fraser was convicted of murdering her partner Bob Chappell on Australia Day 2009, aboard their recently purchased yacht, Four Winds. His body was never found. It wasn’t enough that the police investigation was a miserable wreck, … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser and the High Court: what went wrong?

Andrew L. Urban.  Our recent ‘ENQUIRY into Sue Neill-Fraser’s unlawful murder conviction’ stopped short of examining what went wrong when in 2012 she sought leave to appeal to the High Court, after her 2011/12 appeal to the Court of Criminal … Continue reading

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Tasmanian legal system on trial

Andrew L. Urban. To highlight how badly the Tasmanian legal system went off the legal rails in its treatment of Sue Neill-Fraser, we have drawn up a short list of charges we would argue at court in an ideal world … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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