Lawyers

The Changing Legal Framework of the Australian Intelligence Community: From Hope to Richardson
The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG*    Pdf here.

Greg Stretton SC slams ‘shameful apathy’ of fellow lawyers over case of Bernard Collaery
Blake Fodden – The Canberra Times –  29 June 2021

Australia has prosecuted a brave individual. People who speak up keep getting arrested
Kieran Pender – The Guardian – 19 June 2021
The Witness K trial has shown how our democracy should not work. 

Barr mute as Labor locals speak up for Collaery
Robert Macklin – City News.com.au -26 May 2021
“Where, oh where, was Chief Minister Andrew Barr? I have searched the records and can find not a single indication of his support for Bernard Collaery,” writes “The Gadfly” columnist ROBERT MACKLIN. (Pdf.) 

‘It is a disgraceful prosecution’: Geoffrey Robertson condemns Australian government for secret trials of Bernard Collaery and Witness K
Naomi Neilson – Lawyers Weekly – 05 May 2021     Pdf here.

Addressing misconduct should not be a crime
Kieran Pender – Canberra Times – 3 May 2021
According to the United Nations, World Press Freedom Day – marked today – is intended to serve “as a reminder to governments of the need to respect their commitment to press freedom.”  Here’s a pdf.

Bernard Collaery: East Timor spy trial delayed after government refused to let barrister Bret Walker SC join defence team
Craig Dunlop – Daily Telegraph/Canberra Star – 28 January 2021
Bret Walker will represent whistleblower lawyer Bernard Collaery in the East Timor bugging case, despite ‘resistance’ from the government   Pdf here.

An appeal to the Australian legal fraternity – Lawyers4Collaery
Geoff Etches – Pearls and Irritations – 7 September 2020