Attorney-General drops whistleblower Bernard Collaery case

Sydney rally on April 28 supporting whistleblowers. Photo: Susan Connolly/Facebook

Kathryn Kelly, co-convenor of the Alliance Against Political Prosecutions, welcomed the news on July 6 that the Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has dropped the prosecution of Bernard Collaery.

Collaery and Witness K were charged in 2018 for their role in making public the 2004 bugging of the East Timorese government offices by the Australian government.

not in the public interest. These prosecutions should also be dropped.”

Kelly said Julian Assange’s case is also urgent. “Can Australia seek standing on behalf of this Australian citizen in his appeal case and argue against his extradition? What is the Attorney-General doing about his case?”