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Sue Neill-Fraser: winds of change favour Four Winds

By Andrew L. Urban A sensational late summer day in Hobart on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 – which I spent on a yacht on the Derwent thanks to my brother and sister in law – can in hindsight be seen … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser – latest appeal hearing dates (March 2018)

By Andrew L. Urban Delays for a variety of reasons have stretched the time-line in the latest Sue Neill-Fraser appeal, since the first directions hearing, which was almost exactly a year after the relevant legislation was passed, two and a … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser’s final appeal – Part 1

By Andrew L. Urban. Shortly after 10 am on Monday October 30, 2017, a slight young woman with blonde hair up in a bun and breathing nervously, took the witness stand in the packed Court 1 of Hobart’s Supreme Court. … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser: murder by the prosecution – the evidence

By Andrew L. Urban.  First published in The Australian, 25/3/2015 as “Justice cast to the four winds” (p. 11) Sue Neill-Fraser was convicted of murder in 2010, after her partner of 18 years, Bob Chappell, disappeared from their jointly owned … Continue reading

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A law unto their learned selves

Examples of senior legal practitioners disregarding the law and not being held accountable for it is evident in Australia’s criminal legal system writes Andrew L. Urban. The judges of the South Australian court of criminal appeal have accepted that Henry … Continue reading

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“We want Tim Ellis fired” – Tasmania’s anger at DPP

By Andrew L. Urban It took just one hour for the first 600 people to register a ‘Like’ on the newly launched facebook page titled ‘We want Tim Ellis fired’ on December 23, 2014, immediately after Ellis was given a … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser – poor start to police investigation

By Andrew L. Urban It is only with full confidence in our police and the courts that a democracy remains healthy and strong; that’s obvious. In a democracy, neither of these institutions should behave like their counterparts in a police … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser – fundamental failure of the rule of law

By Andrew L. Urban Several serious legal errors were made at the 2010 trial of Sue Neill-Fraser, any one of which warrants the murder conviction being set aside, according to a legal expert in miscarriages of justice, Dr Bob Moles. … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser – new DNA report contradicts conviction

By Andrew L. Urban In what acclaimed legal expert Dr Bob Moles describes (60 Minutes, 9 Network, Sunday, August 24, 2014) as the worst miscarriage of justice in 40 years, the 2010 murder conviction of Sue Neill-Fraser has now been … Continue reading

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Sue Neill Fraser – ‘Police Chief’ on failures of investigation

By Andrew L. Urban Tunnel vision by police investigators is one of the leading causes of wrongful convictions, according to a respected former Detective Inspector, when alternative theories to the crime are not considered and potential suspects are eliminated from … Continue reading

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