The Evening Standard
June 25 2003

Ellis support pledged

Businessman Barry Colman last night pledged a $100,000 reward to anyone coming forward with information leading to a Royal Commission of Inquiry in the Peter Ellis case.

"It's for anyone courageous enough to recant or to confess that the evidence was so selective and biased that the jury had no choice but to find him guilty," he said.

Despite the presentation of a petition signed by 140 notable persons, Justice Minister Phil Goff was standing firm that he would not launch an inquiry unless new information is presented.