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High courts and misdemeanours

Sometimes the truth is chased out of our legal system

11 December 2021

9:00 AM

11 December 2021

9:00 AM

The latest forensic disaster, in which one of Australia’s most respected forensic scientists, Kirsty Wright, laid out the serious errors and problems in the Queensland government-run laboratory’s handling of forensic evidence in the murder of Shandee Blackburn, is, as they say, the tip of the iceberg. And it was only the pressure of public opinion, fuelled by relentless media reporting, that finally moved the Queensland government to call for an inquiry involving international experts, into the lab’s handling of cases dating back almost two decades.

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Andrew L. Urban is the author of Murder by the Prosecution (Wilkinson Publishing) and publishes wrongfulconvictionsreport.org

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