Tasmanian Women Lawyers: Updated Website and Upcoming Event on 17 June 2016 with Australian Women Lawyers President

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 12 May 2016 | 0 Comments

The Tasmanian Women Lawyers (TWL) has recently updated its website. See http://twl.asn.au/. Thank you to Committee member, Tori Hodgman, for all her hard work in loading lots of new material, including photos from the very successful Meet the Judiciary cocktail party, onto the site.

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Legal Aid Matters Rally Parliament House Lawns Hobart 1 pm Monday 16 May 2016

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 12 May 2016 | 0 Comments

A "Legal Aid Matters" Rally will be held on 16 May 2016 at 1 pm on the Parliament House lawns in Hobart. The event is supported by the Law Society of Tasmania, the Law Council of Australia and the Tasmanian Bar.

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A Good Overview of the Life of Roger Rogerson and his Current Murder Charge

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 11 May 2016 | 0 Comments

This article provides a useful overview of the life and police career of Roger Rogerson, who is currently on trial in Sydney for the murder of Jamie Gao.  See http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2639716/Disgraced-former-detective-wanted-murder-Sydney-university-student-Jamie-Gao.html

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Australian Lawyer Ordered to Pay $150,000 in damages

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 9 May 2016 | 0 Comments

In an article from the Australasian Lawyer dated 6 May 2016 it is stated that a Queensland barrister has been ordered to pay $150,000 in damages after a Supreme Court jury found he defamed a Victorian police officer involved in the fatal shooting of Tyler Cassidy in a skate park in 2008. See http://www.australasianlawyer.com.au/news/lawyer-ordered-to-pay-150000-in-defamation-damages-215599.aspx

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Body in Lake Floats to Surface after 18 Months

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 4 May 2016 | 0 Comments

A very interesting article in the ABC News  (27 April 2016) about the body of a man floating to the surface of a Queensland lake 18 months after his disappearance: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-27/body-found-lake-eacham-missing-man-maurice-shutter/7364082

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Tendency Evidence in ACT Murder Appeal

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 4 May 2016 | 0 Comments

Aleksander Vojneski is appealing his conviction and life sentence for the stabbing murder of Paula Conlon in the ACT in 2012. See http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/aleksander-vojneski-appeals-conviction-and-life-sentence-for-paula-conlon-murder-20160502-gojy3y

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Lucille Butterworth Inquest: Fndings Handed Down Monday 2 May 2016 by Coroner Simon Cooper

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 3 May 2016 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, Monday 2 May 2016, I attended the Hobart Magistrate's Court at midday to hear the handing down of the findings into the Lucille Butterworth matter by Coroner Simon Cooper. The findings can be located here: http://www.magistratescourt.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/344833/Butterworth,_Lucille.pdf

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WCEI Fellowship Dinner Monday 2 May 2016 with Carmel Robertson ABC Tasmania News Editor

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 2 May 2016 | 0 Comments

Tonight, Monday 2 May 2016, I am attending a Women Chiefs of Enterprises International (WCEI) fellowship dinner with guest speaker Ms Carmel Robertson, News Editor with the ABC. Members will also be receiving an important update report from State President, Ms Ros Cardinal.

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Miscarriage of Justice Forum Sydney Law School Thursday 28 April 2016

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 1 May 2016 | 0 Comments

On Thursday 28 April 2016, I attended the "What Can Be Done About Wrongful Convictions" forum held at the Sydney University Law School by the Sydney Institute of Criminology. The session involved a panel comprising prominent US experts, Professor Jon Gould and Professor Richard Leo, and leading Australian researchers, Dr Bob Moles and Ms Bibi Sangha from South Australia. The panel was facilitated by Associate Professor David Hamer from Sydney University. See http://sydney.edu.au/news/law/457.html?eventcategoryid=35&eventid=11257

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The UK 1989 Hillsborough Disaster: Jury Finds 96 Liverpool Fans were "Unlawfully Killed"

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 27 April 2016 | 0 Comments

Sad to see that it has taken 27 years for the families of the victims of this disaster to discover the truth of what occurred at an English football game on 15 April 1989.  See http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-26/hillsborough-verdict-jury-says-96-fans-unlawfully-killed/7360586

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