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Published date: Thursday, 20 September 2018
On Thursday last week the Court of Criminal Appeal declined an application for the retrial of a person for the murders of Clinton Speedy-Duroux and Evelyn Greenup.
I sought urgent legal advice from Senior Counsel after the judgment was delivered.
Having considered that advice, I will now make an application for special leave to appeal the judgment of the Court of Criminal Appeal to the High Court of Australia.
Consideration of any legislative reform should await the resolution of the application before the High Court.