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Australia Australia - William Tyrrell, 3, Kendall, Nsw, 12 Sept 2014 - #41

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  1. SouthAussie

    SouthAussie Well-Known Member

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    That is a very carefully written letter signed by the BF.


    Written in the letter ......“It is in the public interest to find out what has happened to my son.”
    Tragic life of missing boy’s father

    Conditions for legal aid in NSW for an inquest ..... "Legal Aid is available for representation at coronial inquests in New South Wales where the public interest would be advanced by that representation."
    Coronial Inquest Unit - Legal Aid NSW


    It is good that he has been approved for Legal Aid for the inquest. I hope the BM does this also. IMO they need some proper advice and guidance, and not influence from unknowing people.
     
  2. frogwell

    frogwell Former Member

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    If you have representation at the coronial inquiry, are you given access to a full brief of evidence? Or can you only have your rep ask questions of the evidence that the counsel assisting the coroner has already opened up? I noted that BS rep asked questions about the testimony of the FFC that pertained to him. Just gave me a thought, I wonder if FFCM could be called based on the information the FFC gave in relation to what her mother told her about the washing machine repair process, e.g. when he actually came to the house, did he actually turn up without a phonecall on the 1st visit, etc.
     
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  3. sleepinoz

    sleepinoz Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if they get a copy of the brief, but they certainly can't call witnesses.

    IMO and I'm not sure, they might get copies of what includes them if anything. It would be up to the Coroner.
     
  4. JLZ

    JLZ Well-Known Member

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    BBM--Apparently. This might interest you: http://www5.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/NSWBarAssocNews/2014/12.pdf
    On page 46 (the article starts on page 39):
    "Where leave to appear is to be sought, this can be facilitated by [the rep] firs t contacting counsel assisting (or the instructing solicitor if there is one, or the Coroner's Court) and by attending a call over or directions hearing, and requesting a copy of the brief of evidence."
    Also:
    "The family is always given a copy of the brief of evidence."
     
  5. sleepinoz

    sleepinoz Well-Known Member

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    Would they be considered family even though they had lost parental rights?
     
  6. SouthAussie

    SouthAussie Well-Known Member

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    Interesting question. Could be that the 'primary family' is given the police brief ... the people that have legal custody of William which are FACS and the foster parents.
     
  7. frogwell

    frogwell Former Member

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    Good question, I can't answer, but in the court, by the coroner's request, they are referred to as William Tyrrell's biological mother, biological father, female foster career and male foster career. Condolences are extended to all as they give eveidence from the coroner. I wondered if only the minister would receive a copy...I hope that is unlikely.
     
  8. SouthAussie

    SouthAussie Well-Known Member

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    Geez ... I hope that is unlikely, too.
    Someone (who is not at arms length like the Minister is) should be allowed to have the brief of evidence. Someone who loves and cares for William deeply, and cared for him on a daily basis.

    I have also wondered how much of the brief of evidence that is furnished to the family - if it is furnished to the family in this case - has been edited.
    I recall reading that the Coroner can withhold evidence at her discretion. Though that might be only if releasing certain evidence could affect the ongoing case.
     
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    interested64 Well-Known Member

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    yes i would like that info also,i cant help but wonder about when the fc talk they always talk more abt the repair man than any other poi
     
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    Deleted sorry
     
  11. JLZ

    JLZ Well-Known Member

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    See Coroners Act 2009 section 57 (1) and (3) on who gets leave to appear (to be represented) and section 5 on the meaning of 'relative'. Clearly FCs qualify. I think the biological parents would qualify as relatives, but if they didn't, they would surely be considered persons with sufficient interest in the subject matter.

    Edit: I forgot to quote, and I don't know how to add it on edit. This is addressing Sleep's question. It seems from the article I quoted that the representative of anyone with leave to appear can request the brief. I am not sure what would happen if family declined to be represented . . . eg would bio father have received a copy of the brief?
     
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  12. SouthAussie

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    Likely because he is the person who they (FGM) had the most interaction with. The one who may have just stopped by FGM's house to do the repair, at any time - seeing that the part had arrived.
    And there has always been questions about his involvement because he has not been eliminated from the case, as far as we know.

    I notice that at the inquest more than several people were asked about the neighbour. I wonder what that was about. Seeing that a neighbour has been described as a key person of interest.
     
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    That's a hard one to answer, I suppose it would be up to the Coroner who actually gets the brief. As SA has stated she has the right to withhold if she deems necessary.

    Under 57 (1) even though parental rights have been lost, I imagine that they have a right to have representation as interested parties/relatives - again the choice of the Coroner.
     
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    I have to admit, while I have great empathy for all of the parents of William. I am most twitchy about the BD having access to the brief of evidence as, to me, he seems to be the most publicly unstable.

    By that I mean he appears to have done some odd things (understandable, please do not think I am getting down on him) in his 'search' for William. And his mother aired all of his difficulties to the public, herself.
    And now this letter has somehow made its way to Candace Sutton (of all people :eek: , imo).

    I would hate for anyone to overstep the mark and interfere in the case. Perhaps approach POIs. I think if anyone will, it will be him, due to his emotional state and fragility.
     
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    It’s not really William’s BF I worry about but those that ‘surround’ him who may have their own agenda. He seems very vulnerable. A broken man.
     
  16. SouthAussie

    SouthAussie Well-Known Member

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    I worry about him, I worry about other members of his direct family.

    I worry that he feels that he has nothing to lose, and may involve himself with the POIs more than he should - if he gets case information.

    Hopefully finding William is the biggest priority to him, and that will keep him from doing anything unwise.
     
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    Hopefully he does get some decent legal advice and listens to it, regardless of what unknowing ‘lay’ people tell him. I would hate to see him and/or William’s BM exploited for other people’s ends.
     
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    Bohemian Well-Known Member

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    BBM.

    I hadn’t really considered that, SA. God forbid he, or anyone else, took matters into their own hands. What a tragedy for them and William’s siblings if they did.
     
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    I think the timing of his letter/ statement is a direct response to the podcast where ffc talks about the incredible bond between William and mfc’er. I think he’s trying to say hey I’m the father and where’s the talk of me and our bond etc. I can imagine him being egged on to do this too from his biggest supporter IMO
     
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    Except their mission succeeded.

    And you don't have to have intelligent agent service levels to install a hacking virus on a mobile phone. Just one click will do it. Even a simpleton mind could do it.
     
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