DiscoverShandee's StoryEpisode 19 - Shandee's Legacy
Episode 19 - Shandee's Legacy

Episode 19 - Shandee's Legacy

Update: 2022-06-083
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Finally, seven months after the first disclosures in episode 7 of the podcast by Dr Kirsty Wright about grave concerns over the testing of DNA in Shandee's case and in hundreds of others, a remarkable breakthrough. The Premier of Queensland announces a far-reaching public inquiry to be led by one of Queensland's most respected legal figures and he'll be armed with vast powers and a team of lawyers and investigators to get to the truth in the DNA laboratory. Vicki and Shannah Blackburn were briefed by the premier and the health minister who said they wanted to ensure public confidence in the criminal justice system. A public inquiry became unavoidable after police went public with alarming details about what they were discovering in the lab's handling of evidence and DNA in hundreds of sexual assault cases, triggering a review of rapes going back four years. Major changes are tipped to come from the inquiry which is forecast to run for six months. Vicki says Shandee would be exclaiming 'yes!'


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Comments (4)

Susan James

Police can’t be expected to be pathologists along with all the other increasing expertise they need to do their jobs.

Jun 16th
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Susan James

Sorry if I have spelt names incorrectly - I mean no disrespect

Jun 16th
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Susan James

This is an amazing result! I saw it on the news first and was whooping around my house. Hedley, thank you so much for working so hard on this for Shandee and her family. Kristy Wright, you are so incredibly wonderful - thank you so much for all your work, dedication and heart. You are an inspiration in the healthcare/pathology sector because you have been prepared to stand up. Thanks to The Australian for supporting this investigation. Finally- and most importantly, congratulations and love to Shandee’s loved ones❤️

Jun 16th
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NW

Hedley Thomas, I am in awe of you and everyone who helped you get this incredible action taken!! You are a true hero and what you have done for justice, not only for Standee and her family, but also for Lynette Dawson and her family, is nothing short of miraculous (if I was a criminal in Australia and heard you were doing a podcast about my case, I would turn myself in, your tenacity is a guarantee that the truth will be uncovered) You are a gift Hedley, thank you for being so awesome and such a warrior for victims of violent crime❤️

Jun 9th
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