Viewing entries posted in November 2015
On 25 November 2015 Meredith Booth of The Australian reported that flawed forensics were triggering murder appeals. See http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/flawed-forensics-trigger-murder-appeals/story-e6frg6nf-1227621700050?sv=d2a631af276df7187dcfadef271611e1 and a summary by Bob Moles here http://netk.net.au/SA/SA11.pdf
Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law Presentation in Hobart 20 November 2015
The Tasmanian Branch of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL) are hosting a presentation by Tasmanian Coroners, Olivia McTaggart and Simon Cooper, entitled "Suicide and Mental Health - The Coronial Perspective" at the Law Society of Tasmania at 5.30 pm for 6.00 pm on Friday 20 November 2015. Cost to non-members is $15. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending. Partners and friends are welcome. There will be complimentary wine and nibbles from 5.30 pm.
Paper on Australian Miscarriages of Justice by Dr Bob Moles to an AIJA Conference in Adelaide 19 November 2015
Dr Bob Moles is to present a paper on Australian Miscarriages of Justice to the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA)and Legal Industry Media Officers' Conference at the Federal Court in Adelaide today. See http://netk.net.au/SA/AIJA2015.pdf
Heading off this morning to Lorne in Victoria for the Lorne Film Festival "Making Waves". The Eve Ash documentary Shadow of Doubt (about the Sue Neill-Fraser case here in Tasmania) has been chosen as one of the lead films. It will screen on Sunday afternoon with a Q&A panel to follow. The panel will consist of myself, Eve Ash and Dr Bob Moles.
See the following information from Bob Moles at Networked Knowledge
Just acquired a copy of Misleading DNA Evidence: Reasons for Miscarriages of Justice by Peter Gill (Elsevier 2014).
Attended a reception at Government House last night and will be attending the national Coroner's conference over the next few days here in Hobart at the Henry Jones Art Hotel. The theme of the conference is "Discovering the Truth". Will also be attending the AGM of the Society on Friday afternoon.
The State of NSW has been ordered by the Supreme Court of NSW to pay $4 million, plus legal costs, for the malicious prosecution of Roseanne Beckett who was wrongfully convicted of soliciting to murder her husband. See http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-10/nsw-government-ordered-to-pay-$4m-over-beckett/6926520
Robert Richter QC to speak at Australian Academy of Forensic Science event in Melbourne on 3 December 2015
I will be attending the Annual General Meeting of the Victoria Chapter of the Australian Academy of Forensic Science (of which I am a member) to be held at the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, City Queen Campus, 295 Queen Street, Melbourne at 5:30pm on Thursday 3rd December 2015.
The Tasmanian Criminal Code Amendment (Second or Subsequent Appeal for Fresh and Compelling Evidence) Act 2015 commenced on 2 November 2015 after the Bill received Royal Assent. See http://www.thelaw.tas.gov.au/tocview/index.w3p;cond=;doc_id=41%2B%2B2015%2BAT%40EN%2B20151105090000;histon=;prompt=;rec=;term=