A petition is fast collecting signatures to force the NSW Government to reassess the evidence in the Bowraville murders case.
A petition is fast collecting signatures to force the NSW Government to reassess the evidence in the Bowraville murders case. Jessica Grewal

Online push for murder inquiry for three Bowraville children

THE PUSH continues for a NSW Parliamentary inquiry into the murders of three Bowraville children in the early 1990's.

An online petition through change.org has reached 2500 signatures but progress remains slow under the present State Government.

Evelyn Greenup, aged four, and 16-year-olds Clinton Speedy-Duroux and Colleen Walker all went missing back in 1991 and while charges were laid over two of the murders - no one has yet been convicted.

The bodies of Clinton and Evelyn were later found in bushland near the Bowraville Aboriginal Mission.

Greens MP David Shoebridge wants an inquiry into the murders and the state's double jeopardy laws but he has been rebuffed by the O'Farrell Government.

Mr Shoebridge said while the Coalition won't support an inquiry, it's a different position in the Upper House.

For the case to progress, double jeopardy laws will need significant changes.

"We're going to have some further discussions with both Labor and those conservative cross-benchers in the coming weeks," he said.

"But I would hope the merit of the arguments would win the day and we can get majority support.

"For that matter to be reconsidered by the criminal courts, it requires both the consent of the Attorney-General and a positive determination by the Court of Criminal Appeal before a matter can go back for retrial."



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