Royal commission being considered into child killings
ATTORNEY-General Greg Smith has confirmed he is considering a royal commission into the murders of three Aboriginal children at Bowraville in the early 90s.
Relatives of Evelyn Greenup, Colleen Walker and Clinton Speedy-Duroux were joined by hundreds of supporters last week as they marched to NSW Parliament House to demand justice for the children whose killer remains at large.
A man, once known as Jay Hart, was acquitted of the murders of four-year-old Evelyn and 16-year-old Clinton.Colleen's body has never been found.
There were pleas to have Hart committed to stand trial for the murder of all three children, but last month Mr Smith announced that after reviewing the case he would not be recommending it to the court of criminal appeal on the basis he was convinced it had "no reasonable prospect of success".
On the day of the rally his advisor was handed the petition, which calls for a royal commission into the murders and an inquiry into the police investigation.
Yesterday, he confirmed he had received it and would consider it.
During his speech at the rally Greens MLC David Shoebridge said that should the petition be unsuccessful, he would consider tabling a motion for a parliamentary inquiry.
Last night he said he had raised the issue with Mr Smith but said as it was a "difficult and complex matter" he did not expect he would be able to give it proper consideration on only a few days.
Hart is now believed to be living on the Central Coast under an assumed name.