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Shadow of Doubt

The Brennan Justice and Leadership Program presents Shadow of Doubt, an award winning film which tells the story of the disappearance of radiation physicist Bob Chappell from a yacht in Hobart and the subsequent murder conviction of his partner Sue Neill-Fraser, despite no body, no weapon, no eyewitnesses, and no forensic science linking her to the crime, and no confession.

Join us for a special screening of the film followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with Barbara Etter APM, former WA Assistant Commissioner of Police, UTS:Law graduate (LLB(Hons)) and now Sue's lawyer, and psychologist and filmmaker Eve Ash.

Following the film, Eve Ash and Barbara Etter APM will discuss key issues including:

  • The causes of wrongful convictions including inadequate police investigation and problems resulting from tunnel vision
  • Parallels between the Sue Neill-Fraser case and Lindy Chamberlain
  • Issues with entirely circumstantial cases
  • Sue's appeals and new legislation in Tasmania (and SA) enabling a further right to appeal 
  • The growth of Innocence Projects in Australia
  • The need for a Criminal Cases Review Commission in Australia
  • Growing international concern about miscarriages of justice following the Making a Murderer documentary in the US

Eve Ash
Eve Ash is a psychologist, author, filmmaker and speaker who founded Seven Dimensions. She has produced 700+ videos on personal and professional development, management, communication, service, best practice, health and motivation, winning over 160 international awards. Her recent work includes Cutting Edge Communication, 150 short comedy videos, filmed in LA, a multi-award winning feature documentary Shadow of Doubt about a wrongful conviction and Family Secrets a feature documentary she is now completing. Her books Rewrite Your Life! and Rewrite Your Relationships! are published by Penguin. Eve is an inspirational speaker, renowned for her practical strategies, powerful communication style and memorable presentations. Eve was a national winner of a Telstra Businesswomen's Award for Business Owner.  Websites: 7d-tv.com | eveash.com | shadowofdoubt.tv

Barbara Etter APM

Barbara is the Principal of BEtter Consulting, a boutique legal practice based in Hobart which specialises in post-conviction reviews, coronial matters and possible Miscarriage of Justice cases. Barbara has had 30 years of distinguished police service in various jurisdictions (including NSW and the NT) and reached the rank of Assistant Commissioner in WA Police. In 2008 she was awarded the Australian Police Medal (APM) in the Australia Day Honours List. 

Barbara is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society and the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences. She holds a Pharmacy degree, an Honours law degree from NSWIT (now UTS), an MBA, a Master of Laws and the AICD Company Directors Course Diploma. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), a Fellow of the Australasian College of Biomedical Scientists (FACBS) and an Adjunct Professor within the School of Law and Justice at Edith Cowan University. She is also a University Fellow with Charles Darwin University.

In 2006, Barbara won the WA Telstra Businesswoman of the Year. In 2014, she was inducted into the Australian Businesswomen’s Network Hall of Fame.

Since early 2012, Barbara has been involved in meticulously dissecting and analysing the Sue Neill-Fraser case in order to get her 2010 murder conviction back before the courts in Tasmania. 

The Faculty will award all Brennanites in attendance 5 ROJ points. You must log your attendance in your ROJ blog.


21 April 2016
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Registrations commence at 5.00pm


City - HaymarketCB05B Haymarket, Building 5, Block B

CB05.01.02, UTS:Law Moot Court