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1. Family and friends of Allison Baden-Clay say her jailed husband has never shown remorse.
The family and friends of Allison Baden-Clay have reacted with anger at Gerard Baden-Clay’s murder conviction being downgraded to manslaughter.
Jodie Dann, Allison’s cousin, and a domestic violence advocate has told The Courier Mail that Baden-Clay has shown no remorse.
“We sat and watched for days him deny, deny, deny and for 10 days say he didn’t know where she was and through the funeral pretend to be the grieving husband,” Ms Dann said.
“He’s just lied every step of the way. He knew all along where she was. He obviously didn’t want her found.”
She said the decision was devastating for women.
“There is no accountability. It would frighten women off,” she said.
“We’ve spent the last six months really pushing hard on domestic violence with (advocate) Rosie Batty and (former governor-general) Quentin Bryce. It feels like we’ve just gone 10 steps back.”
Today’s Courier Mail has once again called for justice for Allison.
2. Adrian Bayley wants Legal Aid for his appeal.
The man convicted of murdering and raping Jill Meagher has launched legal action against Victorian Legal Aid after he was denied legal aid for an appeal.
AAP reports that a legal team acting pro bono for Bayley has told a court he should have access to taxpayer-funded lawyers to fight two rape convictions.
Saul Holt, QC, told the Victorian Supreme Court a decision by Victorian Legal Aid to deny Bayley access to funding was “legally unreasonable”. He said Bayley’s appeal was likely to have been successful.