Chester Porter QC: “Serious Doubts”


There are serious doubts about the guilt of Susan Neill-Fraser, so much so, that an enquiry into the case is essential to restore confidence in Tasmanian justice. 

Leading barrister asks A-G Wightman to hold Inquiry into ‘unsafe’ conviction


A letter from Robert Richter QC, one of Australia’s leading silks, has been provided to the Tasmanian Attorney-General, the Hon. Brian Wightman, calling for a Commission of Inquiry into the safety or otherwise of the 2010 conviction of Sue Neill-Fraser for the murder of respected Royal Hobart Hospital radiation physicist, Mr Bob Chappell, on the […]

Breaking the Rules in the Sue Neill-Fraser case


If you care about justice, integrity and honesty, and like to be sure of your facts beware of quoting this article in the HERALD SUN by Andrew Rule which can serve to infect further reports. 

Bill Rowlings – Powerful doco shows justice gone feral


Overtones of Lindy Chamberlain’, says independent reviewer Film review, by Bill Rowlings* I’ve just pre-viewed a chilling TV doco, Shadow of Doubt, about justice in Australia: a woman is serving 23 years in jail for a murder she didn’t commit: she has 19 years to go.

Mark Poole – Review Shadow of Doubt

Contributor to Screen Hub, The Age and Screen Education This story of the disappearance of Bob and the subsequent arrest and conviction of his partner Sue for murder is a fascinating tale.

Bill Rowlings, Civil Liberties Australia


Police filter the truth. Forensic science is abused. The prosecutor invents a murder weapon, and the judge agrees. A miscarriage of justice so blatant you won’t believe it possible in 21stC Australia.

Robert Richter QC


If half of what is alleged is well founded, this case requires a full judicial inquiry into the investigation and prosecution of the case. There’s no dingo, but there’s significant DNA and other evidentiary material to require answers which are not circumscribed by the adversarial and limited appellate processes.

Dr Robert Moles – review of Shadow of Doubt 18 June 2013


I studied a large number of miscarriages of justice cases from Australia, the UK and Canada for our recent book Forensic Investigations and Miscarriages of Justice, Irwin Law, Toronto, 2010. In the book, I set out the law on miscarriages of justice in Australia. I can say with confidence that the conviction of Sue Neil-Fraser […]

Isla MacGregor – Failure of the justice system in Tasmania

The investigation into the disappearance of Bob Chappell in 2009 is the most significant case which indicates the serious failure of the justice system in Tasmania. In light of the overwhelming evidence associated with flawed police investigations and irregularities during the trial of the case, the Labor/Green government has rejected holding a Commission of Inquiry […]