Category Archives: Democracy and Justice

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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Sue Neill-Fraser – Manufacturing A Murder

By Andrew L. Urban Sue Neill-Fraser will celebrate – if that’s the word – her 60th birthday on March 3, 2014 inside Hobart’s Risdon prison, shut away from her daughters and grandchildren, serving a 23 year sentence for the murder … Continue reading

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Alan Turing tribute by Jurys Inn Manchester

By Andrew L. Urban Alan Turing (1912 – 1954), some readers will remember, is the man from Manchester who broke the German’s Enigma code and doing so, probably helped shorten WWII by two years or more, saving hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser: Hobart protest rally

By Andrew L. Urban Saturday, January 25, 2014: Independent MP Andrew Wilkie (Denison, Tas) became the first Tasmanian MP to speak out publicly about the controversial murder conviction of Sue Neill-Fraser, jailed in 2010 for 23 years. He spoke last … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser: the sentencing, blow by blow

By Andrew L. Urban I may be unlearned in law, a lay man, but I don’t think I’m an intellectually lame man. I have been looking at the sentencing remarks in the controversial Sue Neill-Fraser case (about which I have … Continue reading

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About Democracy and Justice section

This section was introduced on January 9, 2014 to collate all relevant posts in the wake of the growing number of articles specifically about the Sue Neill-Fraser case, since July 2013. As our interest intensified in that apparent miscarriage of … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser: when justice loses appeal

By Andrew L. Urban A murder conviction which eminent lawyers and legal experts say is quite possibly a gross miscarriage of justice has exposed serious deficiencies in Australia’s criminal justice system. Not only are the restrictive and limited appeal provisions … Continue reading

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Sue Neill-Fraser – failure of lawyers

By Andrew L. Urban As Sue Neill-Fraser contemplates her fifth prison Christmas ‘feast’ at Hobart’s Risdon jail, we should take a moment from the celebrations to reflect on how Tasmania’s criminal system appears to have failed in her case, according … Continue reading

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Australia and Miscarriages of Justice

By Dr Bob Moles* OVERVIEW The criminal appeal system in Tasmania is in breach of international human rights obligations – and has been so for over 30 years. Most people would think that if that were so, someone would have … Continue reading

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A miscarriage of justice – Neill-Fraser conviction

Dear Brian Wightman, Attorney General of Tasmania cc The Hon Lara Giddings MP, Premiere of Tasmania Thank you for your letter dated September 16 (received by email October 1), in response to my concerns about the murder conviction of Sue … Continue reading

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