Jason Roberts: Cleared of killings but cash in doubt - The Australian

Jason Roberts will face an uncertain legal path to a major compensation payout for his more than 20 years’ imprisonment ­because Victoria’s human rights provisions do not carry the same powers that helped deliver ­acquitted long-term Canberra prisoner David Eastman more than $7m.

Liberty Victoria president ­Michael Stanton said Victoria’s Charter of Human Rights did not provide the same access to compensation as is enshrined in the ACT, where a court ruled Mr Eastman was wrongly jailed for nearly 20 years for killing AFP assistant commissioner Colin Winchester in 1989.

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John Ferguson