Category Archives: Democracy and Justice

Henry Keogh wins appeal – bad science and 20 years later

Until 4pm in Adelaide on Friday December 19, 2014, Henry Keogh was a convicted murderer, as he had been for almost 20 years, since his 1995 trial for the murder of his 29 year old fiancée Anna-Jane Cheney. They were … Continue reading

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Man Haron Monis: the un-bail-iveable happens

A lone gunman later identified as Man Haron Monis held 17 hostages at gunpoint in the Lindt café in central Sydney on December 16, 2014; in the end he shot dead two of the hostages before police shot him. Among … Continue reading

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David Szach: a dying man’s legal rights denied

“Bureaucratic madness” is denying a dying man his legal rights to an appeal so he can clear his name of a murder conviction. By Andrew L. Urban. On December 19, 2014, it’ll be 35 years since the day David Szach … Continue reading

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Seek the culprits not convictions

Symposium on Miscarriages of Justice, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Nov. 7 & 8, 2014. Andrew L. Urban reports. Pursuing convictions at the expense of catching the actual culprits of serious crimes, grave errors at trial by prosecutors and judges alike, … 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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Sue Neill Fraser – why should we listen to Dr Bob Moles?

By Andrew L. Urban Tasmanian MPs have been invited to attend a special Parliamentary briefing (August 19, 2014) by  Adelaide based law expert Dr Bob Moles, canvassing the errors and flaws Dr Moles has identified in relation to the (arguably … Continue reading

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Sue Neill Fraser – 5th anniversary, nothing to celebrate

By Andrew L. Urban August 20, 2014, marks 5 years to the day since the arrest of Hobart grandmother Sue Neill Fraser, for the murder of her partner Bob Chappell. She has been in custody ever since, without pre-trial bail … Continue reading

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