- Aurukun rape of 10-year old -

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    EDITORIAL. Systemic legal problems on Cape York must be fixed QUEENSLAND Chief Justice Paul de Jersey and the Court of Appeal yesterday repaired what all right-thinking people recognised as an appalling miscarriage of justice. In imposing... read more
  • Justice for all, in eight minutes
    THE average Cape York court case lasts barely eight minutes, according to a damning review of the region's justice system that could result in hundreds of cases being appealed. The review was ordered by Queensland Premier Anna Bligh in December last... read more
  • Media barred from gang rape case
    MOUNT Isa magistrate Howard Osborne yesterday excluded all media from the court where eight Mornington Island men and youths faced charges of gang- raping and seriously assaulting a woman. The three-day committal hearing began yesterday in the... read more
  • DPP `overworked and underpaid'
    PROSECUTORS in Queensland are working almost three times as hard as their interstate colleagues on cases, provided with only a third of the funds of the national average. And the body set up to defend criminals is paid three times as much as the office... read more
  • Top judge urges jail terms for rapists
    By Sarah Elks. QUEENSLAND'S Chief Justice told a Brisbane court yesterday that jail or detention for the nine men and boys who raped a 10-year-old girl at Aurukun in 2006 might act as a circuit breaker to stop them reoffending. Chief Justice Paul de... read more
  • Rapists of girl, 10, `should be jailed'
    By Sarah Elkes. QUEENSLAND'S Solicitor-General has called for jail sentences ranging from one to eight years for nine males who were not sent to prison after they pleaded guilty to raping a 10-year-old girl at Aurukun, on Cape York, in 2006. The... read more
  • Difficulties of delivering justice
    (The actual publication date of this article written by me was in 1999. It is put at the head of this section to demonstrate how nothing has changed....Tony Koch.) IN A judgment awarding compensation to a multiple rape victim on September 1,... read more
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