In-Depth: Bernard Collaery
The Witness K trial has been held in private through special powers meant for counter-terrorism. Out of almost 40 court appearances, little has been publicly reported. The Australian Government has been accused of abusing its power for condemning an honest whistleblower and his lawyer to hide its own actions. This case has the potential to inflict negative relationships with Australia's international partners and effect Australia's global reputation.
What is the government hiding from the public in Witness K's case? Why are Collaery and Witness K being targeted? Does this represent a change in culture within the Australian government? And how can we make sure this doesn’t happen again?