Annual Coroners' Conference in Perth 8-11 November 2016

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 6 November 2016 | 0 Comments

This week I will be attending the annual conference of the Asia Pacific Coroner's Society (of which I am a member) in Perth, Western Australia.  See program here: http://www.dcconferences.com.au/apcsc2016/program_overview

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Tasmanian Law Society: An Afternoon of Forensics 4 November 2016

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 5 November 2016 | 0 Comments

On Friday 4 November 2016, I attended "An Afternoon of Forensics" at the Tasmanian Law Society (as part of its CPD Program).

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How to Cross-Examine Forensic Scientists: A Guide for Lawyers

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 28 October 2016 | 0 Comments

Here is an excellent article for lawyers by Professor Gary Redmond of UNSW and others on how to cross-examine forensic scientists: http://netk.net.au/Forensic/UNSW1.pdf

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Launch of Tasmanian Coronial Practice Handbook on 27 October 2016

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 28 October 2016 | 0 Comments

Last night, in my capacity as a member of the Tasmanian Law Society's Criminal Law Committee, I attended the launch of the inaugural Tasmanian Coronial Practice Handbook at the Law Society. The publication was funded by a $40,000 grant from the Law Foundation of Tasmania.

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Miscarriages of Justice in China

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 23 October 2016 | 0 Comments

A very interesting article about capital punishment and miscarriages of justice in China. See https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/22/we-might-abolish-the-death-penalty-in-20-years-he-jiahong-on-justice-in-china?CMP=share_btn_link

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UTAS Event 17 November 2016 on the Role and Ethics of the Government Lawyer

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 18 September 2016 | 0 Comments

Hoping to attend this UTAS event on 17 November 2016 by Dr Gabrielle Appleby on the role and ethics of government lawyers. See http://www.events.utas.edu.au/2016/november/lifting-the-veil-the-role-and-ethics-of-the-government-lawyer

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The Value of Hair in Forensic Investigations - New Developments

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 15 September 2016 | 0 Comments

An article entitled "Hair in place to ID crime culprits" by John Ross appeared at page 9 of The Australian on 8 September 2016.

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Excellent article from the Australian Institute of Criminology on Recent Developments in DNA evidence

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 15 September 2016 | 0 Comments

Came across an excellent article by the Australian Institute of Criminology (Marcus Smith and Monique Mann, November 2015) on Recent Developments in DNA evidence, including significant cases. See http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current%20series/tandi/501-520/tandi506.html

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The decision of the High Court of Australia in The Queen v Baden-Clay [2016] HCA 35 (31 August 2016)

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 6 September 2016 | 0 Comments

The decision of the High Court of Australia (French CJ, Kiefel, Bell, Keane and Gordon JJ) can be found here: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/HCA/2016/35.html

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High Court Reinstates Gerard Baden-Clay Murder Conviction

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 31 August 2016 | 0 Comments

The reasons for the High Court reinstating Baden-Clay's murder conviction of his wife can be found here: http://www.hcourt.gov.au/assets/publications/judgment-summaries/2016/hca-35-2016-08-31.pdf

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