The 1580s are calling to ask for their jurisprudence back

Bernard Collaery, a barrister and former ACT attorney-general, is accused of conspiring to reveal classified information about Australian espionage in Timor-Leste during sensitive oil and gas negotiations two decades ago.

But the years-long criminal case still has no trial date, as the parties battle over what evidence should remain hidden from the public.

The dispute covers two types of secret evidence: general prosecution evidence, which the Commonwealth says should not be heard in public, and so-called “court-only” evidence, which the Commonwealth argues should not even be shared with Mr Collaery or his lawyers.

The federal government has also argued that the highly classified “court-only” material should not even be heard by a court.

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7 Responses to The 1580s are calling to ask for their jurisprudence back

  1. NoFixedAddress says:

    Funny how their Australia didn’t care about East Timor until…. look at all the oil and gas in the sea.

    Funny how their ACT Courts work against a defendant that their Governments don’t like.

  2. NoFixedAddress says:


    Bernard C must be a garage Nazi!

  3. NoFixedAddress says:

    Back yay whenever I did some contract work for Mr Collaery to sort out his accounts.

    A genuine human being.

  4. C.L. says:

    He is being deliberately beaten to death by the government.
    This is a disgrace.

  5. Franx says:

    Trump was very wrong in not pardoning Assange and Snowden.

  6. Chris M says:

    Like a Jan 6 political prisoner. Some one(s) decided he needs to be made an example of.

    The Uniparty system is devolved into an evil beast, it’s so different to the Australia from even a couple of decades ago. Yes, you (we?) are the baddies now.

    That recent IPA poll of a high percentage of young people not willing to defend this country was absolutely fascinating. I can identify with each of the reasons given. Surprised it didn’t get a mention here.

  7. Petros says:

    I don’t blame them, Chris M. Another unintended consequence from our moronic powers that be.

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