Queenslanders urged to rally for Allison

Friends and family of slain Brisbane wife and mother Allison Baden-Clay will host a rally on Friday to protest the downgrading of her husband Gerard’s murder conviction to manslaughter.

The invite has been extended to all Queenslanders after Baden-Clay’s murder charge was set aside and replaced with manslaughter last week.

On Tuesday the Court of Appeal found he may not have intentionally killed his wife in April 2012.


The “#doingit4allison, #doingit4all” rally will urge Acting Attorney-General Cameron Dick to challenge the Court of Appeal’s decision, and will also raise awareness about family violence.

As of yesterday, more than 71,000 people had signed a change.org petition urging Mr Dick to appeal the decision. An appeal is looking likely as Mr Dick has already applied for leave to appear before the High Court and has 22 days to formally lodge the appeal.

The rally will be held at 12.15pm Friday in the Brisbane CBD.

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Whilst I believe he did it intentionally, you can’t prove it beyond reasonable doubt that he meant to do it… so in the eyes of the law, the manslaughter charge is logical and acceptable even if it seems morally vacant. However, he did commit other crimes in the disposal of the body and interfering of the corpse so maybe it will all even out?