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    dingo ate my baby - Chamberlains back in the news

    Dingo back in the dock over Azaria
    Lindsay Murdoch and Malcolm Brown
    August 18, 2010

    The Northern Territory government is moving to finally acknowledge what Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton and her former husband, Michael, have been demanding for 30 years - that a dingo took their baby Azaria.

    Late yesterday the government sought legal advice about changing Azaria's death certificate to reflect that a dingo was responsible. The certificate currently lists the cause of death as unknown.

    Michael Chamberlain has started legal proceedings to quash the open verdict from the third coroner's inquest into the infant's death.

    The Attorney-General of the Northern Territory, Delia Lawrie, said in a statement she had asked the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages to look into whether the cause of death on the certificate is accurate, "taking into account the most reliable information that is available".

    Earlier yesterday, the 30th anniversary of Azaria's disappearance, Mrs Chamberlain-Creighton posted a letter on her website to "open-minded'' Australians calling for justice for Azaria, who disappeared while her family were camping at Uluru, prompting one of Australia's most controversial legal cases.

    She and her former husband spoke with one voice yesterday, calling on ''Australians'' to allow justice ultimately to be done.

    Mrs Chamberlain-Creighton said the weight of evidence following a murder trial, three coronial inquests and a royal commission "should be reflected on her death certificate and not the open finding that there is now".

    In the letter, Mrs Chamberlain-Creighton said she had forgiven those who contributed to her wrongful conviction. "It would be nice to get a voluntary apology, but I am no longer holding my breath," she said.

    "Our family will always remember today as the day truth was dragged in the dirt and trampled upon."

    Ms Lawrie said she initiated the inquiry because of the concern Mrs Chamberlain-Creighton stated in the letter.

    Michael Chamberlain said last night that the government's inquiry was ''just the tip of an iceberg'' of what should be done to address the injustice that was inflicted on his family.

    The couple were convicted in 1982 of the murder and Lindy Chamberlain served three years in jail before they were exonerated in 1986. The NT government subsequently paid Mrs Chamberlain $1.3 million in compensation. But in 1995, the NT coroner John Lowndes returned an open verdict.

    From: Sydney Morning Herald http://www.smh.com.au/national/dingo...ml?autostart=1
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    Maybe the Dingo Ate Your Baby

    From Seinfeld


    for those of us old enough to remember, this was huge news in Australia and New Zealand (she was NZ born, and not much else happening in the world), I was living in Cronulla, Sydney during one of the trials and remember how divided/clear cut people were: She killed the baby v dingo killed the baby, caused many an argument at work.


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    Dingo charged with assault

    couldn't resist, another dingo was in the news today . . . Ernie Dingo!


    Ernie Dingo charged with assault
    Aja Styles
    August 18, 2010

    The nephew of television and film star Ernie Dingo says his uncle would never hurt a child.

    Dingo has been charged with slapping a student in the face at a primary school presentation in Carnarvon, on the northern WA coast.

    "I reckon Ernie's not done it," Shane Dingo, who lives in Carnavon, told WAtoday.com.au.

    It was reported that during a school assembly Dingo slapped an 11-year-old Aboriginal boy and one of the mothers reported the matter to police.

    Edit above; full story at:
    Ernie Dingo charged with assault

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    Quote Originally Posted by genghis61
    Dingo slapped an 11-year-old Aboriginal boy and one of the mothers reported the matter to police.
    Someone should slap the mother.

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    New inquest into Azaria Chamberlain's death
    December 18, 2011


    Lindy Chamberlain with Azaria at Uluru in 1980.
    (Channel 9: ABC TV)

    The Northern Territory coroner will open a new inquest into the death of Azaria Chamberlain, more than 30 years after her disappearance from her parent's tent near Uluru.

    Coroner Elizabeth Morris has cited new information from the Chamberlains' counsel about dingo attacks as a reason for reopening the inquiry.

    Azaria was nine weeks old when she disappeared in August 1980.

    Lindy Chamberlain said at the time she had seen a dingo leave the tent, a claim that was greeted sceptically by many in a case that gripped the attention of the nation.

    Lindy Chamberlain was convicted of murdering Azaria and sentenced to life imprisonment in 1982.

    Her then-husband Michael was given a suspended sentence after being found guilty of being an accessory after the fact.

    A subsequent royal commission exonerated the Chamberlains in 1987.

    Their convictions were quashed but a further coroner's inquest in 1995 delivered an open verdict.

    Next year's inquest, which will be held in February, is likely to be the final attempt to determine exactly what happened.

    Ms Chamberlain-Creighton and her former husband will be allowed to be represented at the inquest.

    Michael Chamberlain says it is a milestone decision.

    "I'm really just pleasantly surprised about this and I'm incredibly gratified," he said.

    "It's been 31 years now and I just hope, well I'm sure this time it will be the ultimate verdict which we've been looking for, for this length of time."

    LtoR Michael and Lindy Chamberlain at court in Sydney in January 1987.
    (Patrick Riviere, file photo: Getty Images)

    xxx.xxx.xx

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    Whats brown and wears baby boots?


    Dingo shit.

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    old earnieis not a bad bloke, caught up with him a few times at the fotty..

    and as for the bloody inquest..why? just going to waste more tax payers bloody money...the dingo did it for sure, if anyone has ever been out that part of the world will know what them crafty bastards are capable of, specially if they got kids themselves to feed
    RIGGER IS JUST JEALOUS OF MY HANSUMNESS

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    ^ Agree on the bloody inquest- just another excuse to waste taxpayers money.
    Three inquests- someones tekkin the piss. Think you're right about the dingo too, dunno so much about Ernie the dingo though.

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    I thought they'd actually found physical evidence that exonerated them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedwalk View Post
    old earnieis not a bad bloke, caught up with him a few times at the fotty..

    and as for the bloody inquest..why? just going to waste more tax payers bloody money...the dingo did it for sure, if anyone has ever been out that part of the world will know what them crafty bastards are capable of, specially if they got kids themselves to feed
    spot on ned,these clowns keep on feeding these dingos at caravan and camping grounds and they wonder why they get so bloody cheeky.i do some contracting work at night here in darwin and we see them all the time on the outskirts.
    the only good to come out of the last inquest was all the kilo's lindy lost when they locked her up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laymond
    i do some contracting work at night here in darwin
    Only thieves and prostitutes work at night. Try and get us a Panasonic TV next time yer out. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    Uluru
    Is that anywhere near Ayers Rock?

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    We get arrested if we say Ayers Rock.

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    It was our version of the O.J Simpson saga and a right expensive soap opera created by the press and bungling public servants.

    I can understand why all involved want to clear their names and the bloody ruling parties should change the death certificate saving the Aussie tax payers more money. After all it has cost the Aussie tax payers a million and a half already and that was the "I'm Sorry" payment to Lindy.

    A pen and a piece of paper is all it will take to make this embarrassment go away for good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    Uluru
    Is that anywhere near Ayers Rock?
    same place

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    Quote Originally Posted by laymond View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    Uluru
    Is that anywhere near Ayers Rock?
    same place
    Jing lor!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    After all it has cost the Aussie tax payers a million and a half Already and that was the "I'm Sorry" payment to Lindy.
    If only- then there's the costs of the two commissions. The lawyers made out like bandits as usual, and are about to do so again. Value to the aussie taxpayer, nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    The lawyers made out like bandits as usual
    As did the tabloid media. Standard.

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    I remember that case happening.

    Captivated world audiances for years and years.

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    All the shit going on in Australia and they decide to dredge up a 30 year old case. Havn't they got more important issues to tackle????

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