1 DECEMBER 2019
The 28th anniversary of the vicious murder of Leanne Holland passed recently, acknowledged and remembered only by supporters of Graham Stafford and no doubt by the surviving Holland family members. It is yesterday’s news.
Efforts continue to prove Graham Stafford is innocent of the crime. Efforts continue to identify the real killer. There is a dedicated group of individuals in the case, known as the 20plusgang (and that’s not a clothing size).
We believe the Queensland Police are hoping the matter will go away but they will have to accept at some point it will not go away until the truth is out.
Concerted and expensive efforts to obtain the very secret Police Review continue despite the nefarious efforts by the Queensland Police Service to prevent the report ever seeing the light of day. The QPS has now been vigorously fighting the release of the document for 6 years. They suffered a humiliating defeat in the Queensland Court of Appeal in October 2019 at which time they were castigated for ever blocking the release of the report. The matter is now back before the Information Commissioner to determine if there are any others grounds that may be available to the QPS to object to the release of the report. This is despite the then Police Commissioner, when he agreed to a review of the investigation he stated the matter would be “open, accountable and available to all’. Naturally the QPS continually refuse to say who or why the goal posts were moved and why the report is none of those things promised.
This did not stop the QPS releasing the Police Review to Channel 7 Australia, illegally and unlawfully, who then made a television program based on the contents of the review. The QPS has a well documented track record for mercilessly pursing whistle blowers and members who unlawfully release classified information. Curiously, an investigation was never opened into the unlawful release of the report. As only very senior police had access to the report, it makes one wonder..
Applications by Graham Stafford (and others) to the Queensland Attorney General for a Coroner’s Inquest into the murder have been refused as “not in the public interest” despite it being a legislative requirement in Qld that an Inquest be held into every violent death.
The 20plusgang will not stop until an Inquest is held into the murder of Leanne Sarah Holland. She deserves it. Graham Stafford deserves. The people of Queensland deserve it.