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Why Bernard Collaery’s case is one of the gravest threats to freedom of expression

After a lengthy delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the legal case that constitutes the most significant threat to freedom of expression in this country will soon play out in the ACT Supreme Court.

This is the prosecution of Bernard Collaery, the former ACT attorney-general and lawyer for Witness K, the former ASIS officer turned whistleblower.

  • Spencer Zifcak
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Both are charged under section 39 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001, which deems it a…

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