Drop the Whistleblower Prosecutions rally – 9am, Wed 3 February, 2021, ACT Courts
3 Feb 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM AEDT
Support our courageous whistleblowers
Witness K, Bernard Collaery and David McBride
Rally 9am, Wed 3 February, ACT Courts, Knowles Place Civic
Witness K and Bernard Collaery’s actions brought to light the Australian Government’s immoral bugging of the Timor-Leste government offces during negotiations over Timor Sea oil, and David McBride was the first to raise the concerns about possible ADF war crimes in Afghanistan. All these men of integrity are facing jail sentences for acting in the public interest.
These whistleblowers should be lauded, our democracy needs them. Instead they are being charged, with a lot of the proceedings being held in secret.
Attorney-General, Christian Porter, says it is not his responsibility to discontinue the prosecutions. Ordinarily we would agree that the government should not interfere in the judicial system, but when there are clear injustices as in all these cases, he should use the powers he has to discontinue the prosecutions.