Setback for families seeking justice for murdered children | Coffs Coast Advocate

Setback for families seeking justice for murdered children | Coffs Coast Advocate.

THE NSW Government has again turned down pleas to reopen the investigation into the unsolved murders of three Bowraville children.Familes of three murdered children have received another setback from the NSW Government in the struggle to get a conviction.

THE NSW Government is believed to have again turned down pleas to reopen the investigation into the unsolved murders of three Bowraville children.

A spokesperson for the family revealed correspondence had been received in recent days from Attorney-General Greg Smith to indicate he was again discounting a Royal Commission into the deaths.

It is the latest episode of an often confusing journey that friends of the family say is adding to their grief.

In the early-1990s, Colleen Walker, Clinton Speedy-Duroux and Evelyn Greenup were killed within six months on the Aboriginal mission and no-one has ever been held responsible for their deaths.

Last April, Mr Smith rejected calls for a Royal Commission.

In May, a push by Greens MLC David Shoebridge to force a judicial inquiry was also put before the Upper House but stalled.

“We received a letter from Mr Smith the other day,” the spokesperson said.

“Basically he is saying he had reconsidered a Royal Commission but Royal Commissions don’t convict people.

“So he is not prepared to give us one.

“What we want is accountability.

“We want someone to put their political agenda aside and take responsibility for this.”

The family has thanked those who completed petitions and sent them off.

“We have to count them but just in the last couple of weeks have received nearly 300 signatures.

“Can we ask everyone who is attending NAIDOC celebrations this week to get signatures, to put pressure on the government.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s