When will Justice be done?
… so asks members of ‘Grand Jury’ who will launch their new single “Four Winds” and perform some of their protest songs LIVE in the Parliament Gardens 20 June 2015 @ 12.00 noon.
This event is being held to show continued support for Sue Neill-Fraser who is now into her 6th year of incarceration at Risdon Prison on purely circumstantial (and questionable) evidence following the disappearance of her partner, Bob Chappell. Grand Jury is a group of professional people in Melbourne who, concerned about a miscarriage of justice in Tasmania, formed a band to raise awareness of this case in music and song.
No body, No weapon, No witnesses, No credible motive
MC: James Graham (Migloo)
• A message from Attorney General Vanessa Goodwin regarding the proposed legislation will be read
• LARA GIDDINGS MP –Shadow Attorney-General
• GREG BARNS – prominent criminal barrister & Mercury columnist
• DAVID O’BRIEN –former member of the Victorian Parliament, barrister & member of Grand Jury
A short message from Sue will be read by a family member followed by 2 minutes silence
NEW LEGISLATION – Right to Appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeal
Quite a lot of hope is being pinned on the amendment of the Criminal Code Act 1924 with the new right to appeal legislation being developed.
A draft of the amendment was released for public submissions which have now closed. While very pleased that this inadequacy in Tasmania’s laws is being addressed, many have commented that the draft version is far too restrictive. Some of the speakers at this Grand Jury event are likely to comment on the legislation. It is hoped that the legislation will be the subject of debate before the Tasmanian Parliament later this year.
NEWS FLASH: Reward now $40,000
Serious concern by community members has resulted in money being put forward for a reward. Facts resulting in the release of Sue Neill-Fraser will attract a reward of $40,000. This is an increase of $10,000 from previously.