30 August 2015

Lingering Doubts presented at RHSQ Event

Click to see Murder and Mayhem program
 At the invitation of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland Deb presented the story of the Arcade Murder to an inquisitive audience at Brisbane's magnificently restored Commissariat Store Museum in William Street. The program included talks on several other historic and equally tragic murders and also the launch of a new Archaeology Exhibition. The showcased artifacts are amazing! 
We are excited that so many people in the audience had previously read Lingering Doubts and knew the story. 
Many thanks to the members of the RHSQ not only for our invitation to share our grandfather's story but also for preserving this beautiful building. The original Commissariat Store was built by convicts in 1828-29.
History of Commissariat Store
Deb and Jan

25 August 2015

Judgement in R v Beckett

Monday 24 August, 2015
This is an important case on compensation for wrongful conviction. Judgment to be delivered at the Darlinghurst Supreme Court. It should provide some interesting clarification of the proper principles to be applied in such cases.

Robert N Moles
Networked Knowledge

 BREAKING NEWS:  Roseanne Beckett (Catt) has been awarded compensation for wrongful imprisonment. Justice at last but why has this taken so long?
(See previous post to read the recent address given by Malcolm McCusker QC on miscarriages of justice in this country).

Well done Roseanne! As we always say there is no expiry date on truth and justice.

 Deb and Jan

12 August 2015

Miscarriages of Justice - Malcolm McCusker QC

This is a link to the recent speech by Malcolm McCusker QC to the Anglo-Australian Lawyers Society in Perth.
It includes the suggestion that there may well be some 400 cases in South Australia which will need to be re-examined in the light of recent events.
As the person who has been the former Governor of Western Australia for the last few years, and an eminent senior counsel, his reflections should certainly be taken seriously.  
The speech is available at: http://netk.net.au/MOJGeneral/MOJ4.pdf

Robert N Moles
Networked Knowledge
Web: http://netk.net.au

8 August 2015