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‘Are we now a totalitarian state?’: case of Canberra’s mystery prisoner alarms judge

Former NSW supreme court judge flags concerns as lawyers call for overhaul of secrecy laws

A former New South Wales supreme court judge says the secret prosecution of a mystery Canberra inmate appears to be a “complete abandonment of open justice” as Australia’s peak lawyers’ body renews calls for a…

  • Christopher Knaus
  • The Guardian

Anthony Whealy, a judge with lengthy experience in NSW’s highest courts, has warned that the secret prosecution and imprisonment of a man in the Australian Capital Territory poses serious questions about the…

“At first blush, this looks like the…

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