A new inquiry into the death of Azaria Chamberlain will hear of 12 major dingo attacks since the last inquest 17 years ago, a lawyer for Lindy and Michael Chamberlain says.
Lawyer Stuart Tipple, representing the Chamberlains, said he will submit a report to the new coronial inquest, in Darwin on Friday, arguing new evidence compels a finding that a dingo took Azaria.
"The significant thing that has basically happened since the last inquest is that there have been at least 12 significant attacks, three deaths," Mr Tipple said.
"When the coroner last time said he can't be satisfied that a dingo could attack, well that finding is just no longer able to be substantiated."
Azaria was nine weeks-old when she disappeared from her parents' tent at Uluru (Ayers Rock) in August 1980, sparking court cases that led to her mother Lindy Chamberlain being sentenced to life in jail in 1982.
Lindy's then husband Michael Chamberlain was given a suspended sentence after being found guilty of being an accessory after the fact.
Mrs Chamberlain, now Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton after remarrying, has always maintained that she saw a dingo leaving her tent on the night Azaria went missing.
The claims were greeted sceptically by many Australians at the time of the disappearance.
After Azaria's matinee jacket was found in 1986 the case was reopened and a royal commission in 1987 exonerated both parents.
In 1988 the Northern Territory Court of Criminal Appeals overturned all convictions against the couple.
Despite the charges against the New Zealand-born Chamberlains being cleared, a coronial inquest into the disappearance of Azaria in 1995 delivered an open verdict.
Mr Tipple said the open finding was "unsatisfying" and could no longer be sustained.He said the latest inquest came about after the Chamberlains wrote to the Northern Territory coroner in November 2010, and since then an independent investigator working for the coroner has been looking into the new evidence.
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