Urge Politicians to Drop the Case

Post written by Susan Connelly
10 July, 2019
Click here for Drop the Case. Quick links for you to contact the Prime Minister and Attorney-General. [...]
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AFP media raids highlight “Witness K” situation

Post written by Susan Connelly
15 June, 2019
Here are three articles published in early June 2019 about the Australian Federal Police raids on the media. Hamish McDonald: Shooting the Messengers. Richard Flanagan: The AFP raids aim to suppress the truth. Christopher Knause: Whistleblower protections a ‘sham’. [...]

A Disturbing Book Launch

Post written by Susan Connelly
23 April, 2019
Read here a report of Bernard Collaery’s launching of Clinton Fernandes’ book “Island off the Coast of Asia” on 13 April 2019. Here is Richard Ackland’s comment on the launch in “The Saturday Paper” 20 April 2019. [...]

Book Launch – Clinton Fernandes and Bernard Collaery

Post written by Susan Connelly
1 April, 2019
Professor Clinton Fernandes’s book “Island off the Coast of Asia” is being launched in Sydney. Click here for flyer.  Please register with susan.connelly@sosj.org.au Details:  Saturday April 13, 3-5 p.m. at Monte Sant’Angelo School, 128 Miller St North Sydney. Free event. All welcome.   [...]

Australian Lawyers’ Alliance speaks out

Post written by Susan Connelly
28 March, 2019
The risks to a fair trial for Witness K and Bernard Collaery are risks to all Australians. Read the Lawyers’ Alliance press release here. [...]

These charges must be dropped!

Post written by Susan Connelly
8 March, 2019
Click here for a graphic that makes this complicated saga a little easier to understand. These Charges must be Dropped! [...]

Yet another secret hearing

Post written by Susan Connelly
6 March, 2019
East Timor spy scandal: Jury could hear Collaery, Witness K case Alexandra Back, The Canberra Times, 28 February, 2019 An account of the secret hearing on 28 February, which signalled another secret hearing in August. [...]

Resisting the Persecution

Post written by Susan Connelly
5 March, 2019
Protest in Canberra The hearing in the Magistrate’s Court, 4 Knowles Place Canberra, scheduled for November 1, was adjourned to Wednesday November 7, at 9:00 a.m. Despite this change, supporters gathered outside the Court on November 1, calling for the charges to be dropped. Rob Wesley-Smith is a Darwin-based long time activist for Timor. Read his comments here. Protest in Canberra 12 September 2018 Protest in Canberra 12 September 2018 Protest in Canberra 12 September 2018 Protest in Canberra 12 September 2018 [...]

Using “national security” and secrecy

Post written by Susan Connelly
5 March, 2019
Suppression orders and lawyers’ arrogance undermine democracy Bernard Keane – Crikey, 13 December 2018 The resort to suppression orders by our courts undermines faith in the legal system and is used by the legal industry to avoid scrutiny. The fight to keep the Witness K case secret Jonathan Pearlman, The Saturday Paper  13 October 2018 As Witness K trial opens, there are questions over secrecy Clinton Fernandes, The Conversation, 13 September 2018 [...]

Applying the Law to Australian Spying

Post written by Susan Connelly
5 March, 2019
The controversial law that will decide the future of the Witness K trial Madeleine Miller, Crikey, 15 November 2018 The Witness K and Bernard Collaery case could well continue behind closed doors, prompting great concern over their right to a fair trial. But who gets to make the decision? Government sat on Witness K evidence for three years despite advice Steve Cannane, ABC News 6 October 2018 Senator asks why prosecutors sat on Witness K evidence for three years The Guardian, 20 September 2018 [...]