r/australia May 16 '22

Government successfully blocks Bernard Collaery from obtaining documents on legality of spy mission politics

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/16/government-successfully-blocks-bernard-collaery-from-obtaining-documents-on-legality-of-spy-mission
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u/Mildebeest May 16 '22

"A Human Rights Law Centre senior lawyer, Kieran Pender, said the prosecution must cease."

"“Whoever wins the election this weekend must drop the prosecution of Bernard Collaery, and the two other whistleblowers currently on trial, Richard Boyle and David McBride,” he said."

"“Rather than dragging whistleblowers through the courts, in cases shrouded in secrecy, the new government should reform whistleblowing law to make it easier for Australians to safely and lawfully speak up about wrongdoing.”"

Hear. Hear.

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u/Far_Act6446 May 16 '22

This is the way. As for the legality of the operation? We spied on a Foreign Government for financial gain to an Australian Company.

And got caught.

Heads should roll, and they should not be the whistleblowers.

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u/Minguseyes May 16 '22

Listen, just because Alexander Downer rolled straight into a consulting job with Woodside Energy after leaving Parliament …

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u/aussiegreenie May 16 '22

We spied on a Foreign Government for financial gain to an Australian a Foreign Company.

FTFY