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Analysis of a press report on the High Court decision re Sue Neill-Fraser

Andrew L. Urban. Here is an example of why the average person in the street cannot rely on press reports to be fully informed about matters relevant to wrongful convictions.

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The Legend of Sue Neill-Fraser

Andrew L. Urban. With the High Court’s August 12, 2022 refusal (the second time in 10 years) to grant Sue Neill-Fraser special leave to appeal her 2010 conviction for the 2009 murder of her partner, Bob Chappell, she has assumed … Continue reading

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High Noon at High Court – Sue Neill-Fraser refused leave to appeal

Andrew L. Urban. August 12, 2022: The High Court today refused Sue Neill-Fraser leave to appeal her 2010 murder conviction for the 2009 murder of her partner Bob Chappell. The devastating decision comes eight days before the 13th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Jeff Thompson case finally nolle prosequi

STOP PRESS – MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2022 The controversial, five year old charge of perverting justice against Hobart solicitor Jeff Thompson was dropped (nolle prosequi) today before Justice Brett in Hobart’s Supreme Court. Thompson was one of the figures in … Continue reading

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Will big question be exposed in High Court?

Andrew L. Urban A question of profound and long lasting importance will be laid bare before the High Court on Friday, August 12, 2022, when the application for special leave to appeal her 2010 murder conviction by Sue Neill-Fraser will … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser case moves out of Tasmania to the High Court

Andrew L. Urban At 9.30am on Friday, August 12, 2022, the (probably three) High Court judges assigned to hear the seeking leave to appeal her 2010 murder conviction by Sue Neill-Fraser, will watch their screens wherever they are geographically, but … Continue reading

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Speculation undesirable (and impermissible) prosecutorial tool

Andrew L. Urban Society does not want prosecutors to win convictions in circumstantial cases based on speculation. It is also impermissible. If it weren’t for professional immunity, the practice would cease. 

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Tas Govt ignores calls for a review, petition climbs over 32,300

Andrew L. Urban Requests to the Tasmanian Premier and Attorney-General for comment on the Etter/Selby documents repudiating the police investigation into Bob Chappell’s disappearance tabled in Parliament last August have been ignored, while signatures on the petition calling for a … Continue reading

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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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