Wrongful Convictions in Australia

No one knows exactly how many people in Australia have been imprisoned for crimes they didn’t commit, although there is evidence of more than 100 cases of wrongful convictions since 1922. While this number might sound shocking, those working on the frontlines of criminal justice reform warn the number could be much higher. Read more at rightnow.org.au.

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1922-04-24 18:52:17

Colin Campbell Eadie Ross

Murder (1922)

1947-04-01 18:52:17

Frederick Lincoln McDermott

Murder (1947-1954)

1955-10-01 02:55:38

Gyula Mraz

Manslaughter and rape (1955 - 1956)

1961-10-01 02:55:38

Darryl Raymond Beamish

Murder (1961 - 1976)

1963-12-01 22:25:38

John Button

Manslaughter (1963 - 1967)

1965-12-01 22:25:38

Alexander McLeod-Lindsay

Attempted murder (1965 - 1973)

1973-06-01 18:52:17

Johann Ernst Siegfried Pohl

Murder (1973 - 1983)

1978-06-01 01:22:40

Ross Dunn

Conspiracy and attempted murder (1978 - 1985)

1978-09-02 18:52:17

Edward Charles Splatt

Murder (1978 - 1984)

1979-01-01 00:00:00

Timothy Anderson

Conspiracy and attempted murder (1979 - 1985)

1979-06-01 01:22:40

Paul Narada Alister

Conspiracy and attempted murder (1979 - 1985)

1979-10-14 04:37:51

Douglass Harry Rendell

Murder (1979 - 1980)

1981-06-01 04:37:51

Emily Phyllis Gertrude Perry

Attempted murder (1981 - 1982)

1982-01-01 13:54:40

Michael Leigh Chamberlain

Accessory after the fact (1982)

1982-06-01 04:37:51

Alice Lynne "Lindy" Chamberlain

Murder (1982 - 1986)

1983-01-09 18:52:17

Peter Mickelberg

Conspiracy to defraud (1983 - 1989)

1983-07-01 18:52:17

Brian Mickelberg

Conspiracy to defraud (1983 - 1984)

1983-07-07 18:52:17

Raymond John Bolte (nee Geesing)

Abduction and murder (1983 -1985)

1983-11-18 13:34:25

Raymond Mickelberg

Conspiracy to defraud (1983 - 1991)

1983-11-18 13:34:25

Chris vol Deutschberg

Murder (1983 - 1990)

1983-11-18 20:44:57

Henry Charles "Danny" Landini

Drug possession (1983)

1984-07-21 20:44:57

Kelvin Ronald Condren

Murder (1984 - 1990)

1985-07-05 20:44:57

Raymond John Carroll

Murder (1985)

1987-02-05 20:44:57

Suezanne Hayman

Conspiracy to import heroin (1987 - 1991)

1987-07-04 20:44:57

Kevin Neil Ibbs

Sexual assault (1987 - 1988)

1988-02-24 19:00:29

Raymond Hoser

Assault and theft (1988 - 1990)

1988-05-08 19:00:29

Colleen Joy Schafer

Murder (1987)

1988-09-30 19:00:29

Robyn Bella Kina

Murder (1988 - 1993)

1989-01-31 19:00:29

Jeannie Angel

Murder (1989 - 1991)

1989-05-19 19:00:29

Harry Blackburn

Rape (1989)

1989-10-06 19:00:29

Richard John Doney

Conspiracy to import cannabis (1989)

1990-01-03 00:00:00

Timothy Anderson

Murder (1990 - 1991)

1990-02-23 19:00:29

Stephen Edward Foster

Arson (1990)

1990-10-19 19:00:29

Raymond Grant Pedrana

Robbery (1990 - 1995)

1991-07-19 17:16:01

Bernie Matthews

Attempted murder and robbery with violence (1991)

1991-09-13 17:16:01

Robert Tahche

Rape (1991 - 1995)

1991-11-15 07:32:38

Roseanne Beckett (nee Catt)

Conspiracy to commit murder (1991 - 2001)

1993-02-02 07:32:38

Gregory Joseph Stadtmiller

Aggravated assault causing grievious bodily harm (1993)

1993-05-06 07:32:38

Jonathon Manley

Murder (1993-1994)

1993-11-05 07:32:38

Vincent Harry Narkle

Deprivation of liberty and sexual assault (1993 - 1994)

1993-11-05 07:32:38

Terry Irving

Armed robbery (1993 - 1997)

1995-02-01 07:32:38

Andrew Mark Mallard

Murder (1995 - 2006)

1995-06-09 07:32:38

David Harold Eastman

Murder (1995 - 2013)

1995-10-06 07:32:38

Henry Vincent Keogh

Murder (1995 - 2014)

1996-07-04 07:32:38

Ryan D'Orta-Ekenaike

Rape (1996 - 1997)

2000-07-06 07:32:38

Frank Alan Button

Drug trafficking (2000 - 2001)

2001-07-06 07:32:38

Robert Kim Sloan

Drug trafficking (2001)

2002-07-12 07:32:38

Motekiai Taufahema

Murder (2002 - 2006)

2003-02-01 07:32:38

Diane McGrath Fingleton

Threatening behaviour (2003 - 2003)

2003-08-15 07:32:38

Rory Kirk Christie

Murder (2003 - 2005)

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