- 1 DVD (48 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Additional Authors
- Ramsay, Morag.Whitmont, Debbie.
- Corporate Author
- ABC-TV (Australia)Australian Broadcasting Corporation.EnhanceTV.
- Credits: Producer, Morag Ramsay.Off-air recording. Broadcast ABC1, 7th April, 2008.Reporter, Debbie Whitmont.Summary: "Debbie Whitmont raises disturbing new questions about Australia's first political assassination. On a spring night in 1994, Labor MP John Newman was gunned down as he arrived home from a party meeting. The murder jolted the nation. Newman's blunt style and his anti-crime crusading had won him admirers and enemies aplenty. But who would go so far as to kill him? Nearly 14 years on, that question has not been fully answered. No one has ever been convicted of pulling the trigger. One man, Phuong Ngo, a local councillor who was seen in some quarters as a rival to Newman, was eventually convicted as the mastermind and sentenced to jail for the rest of his life. Phuong Ngo has spent 10 years in jail and is now in solitary confinement at the "Supermax" prison in Goulburn, NSW. A Four Corners team has been revisiting the Newman case, talking to key witnesses and forensic experts and reviewing court transcripts spanning several years. This investigation casts new light on the Newman murder and poses the question: was Phuong Ngo's conviction safe?"--Enhance TV website.