Category Archives: Case 1 Sue Neill-Fraser

Undercurrent Ep 6 showcased at AIDC

The final episode of Undercurrent (7 Network), delving into the case of Sue Neill-Fraser, will be showcased at the Australian International Documentary Conference in Melbourne tonight (March 5, 2019), followed by a Q&A with producer/director Eve Ash and Executive Producer … Continue reading

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Undercurrent – the end is nigh

Andrew L. Urban. At around 6 minutes from the start of the final episode of Undercurrent (7 Network, Wednesday, March 6, 2019), a nervy Meaghan Vass arrives for a crucial tell-all interview with Colin McLaren in a Hobart hotel room, cameras … Continue reading

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Death on the Derwent: a crime writer’s probe into the Sue Neill-Fraser conviction

Andrew L. Urban Death on the Derwent – by Robin Bowles Scribe Publications, February 19, 2019, 384 pp, $32.99 ISBN:9781925713176 Robin Bowles has been writing crime books for 20 years. She lived and worked in Tasmania from 1977 to 1987; … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser case: “tainted view” v facts

Andrew L. Urban. In the view of some, it seems the ‘defence’ perspective of the murder conviction of Sue Neill-Fraser is a ‘tainted view’.  Tainted with the facts, perhaps? One reader has articulated this in the comments thread under my … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser – crunch time on the DNA

Andrew L. Urban. This past week saw nearly the end (finally) of the seeking leave to appeal process for Hobart’s Sue Neill-Fraser; whether Justice Brett grants her leave to appeal pivots on how the court regards the DNA evidence found … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser – justice delayed … deliberately?

In our February 12, 2019 report (Abuse of Power – Tasmania style), we exposed a tendency by Tasmania’s legal system to frustrate the process in which Sue Neill-Fraser is seeking leave to appeal her murder conviction.  And how frustrating were … Continue reading

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Abuse of Power – Tasmania style

Andrew L. Urban. With great power comes great responsibility, no? No. Not in Tasmania, it seems, where through the example of the Sue Neill-Fraser case, we see the State’s legal apparatus shown up to be anything but responsible. Police abuse … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser – evidence went missing

Andrew L. Urban. It wasn’t only direct, probative evidence of Sue Neill-Fraser’s guilt that was missing in the case that has convulsed Tasmania and concerned the nation. According to Colin McLaren’s new book, Southern Justice (Hachette), evidence went missing during and … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser case – Colin McLaren & a very cross examination

It was around 11 am on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, the second day of the cross examination of author Colin McLaren, that Daryl Coates SC, Tasmania’s DPP, made a theatrical gesture with papers in his right hand, almost smacking his … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser Petition for Royal Commission

Andrew L. Urban. Within two days, a new website, www.savesue.com has propelled interest in a petition calling for a Royal Commission into the case of Sue Neill-Fraser. It has so far attracted over 2,500 signatories. Launched by filmmaker Eve Ash and a dedicated … Continue reading

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