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How the law failed three children and their families in the Bowraville murder case

  • Written by David Hamer, Professor of Evidence Law, University of Sydney
How the law failed three children and their families in the Bowraville murder caseProtestors rally in Sydney after a court rejected a possible retrial bid in the Bowraville murder case. Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Last week, the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal added another chapter to a decades-long story of injustice for the Indigenous community of Bowraville.

The court ruled that a man should not be retried for the murders of two...

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