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Rallies to support Witness K and Bernard Collaery, Monday, 9th November, Canberra, Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Darwin, Hobart
9 Nov 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM AEDT
Coalition of Supporters of Bernard Collaery and Witness K
Drop the Prosecutions!
Rallies on Monday 9th November
ACT, 12.30pm, ACT Courts Knowles Place, Canberra City Contact: Kathryn Kelly 0417269984
WA, 12.30pm, outside Attorney-General Christian Porter’s office, 28 Main St. Ellenbrook, Perth
QLD, 7.30am-8.30am, 636 Mogill Rd, Chapel Hill Brisbane, near the office of Julian Simmonds, MP for the Federal seat of Ryan.
Sydney – Four Banner displays 12:30 p.m.
Belmore Park opposite Eddy Avenue, Martin Place near Macquarie Street, Town Hall, Hyde Park opposite Macquarie Street
Contact: Susan Connelly 0498 473 341
Adelaide – Rally, 4:30 pm SA Parliament House steps, Corner of North Terrace and King William St, Adelaide Contact: Andy Alcock 0457 827 014
Hobart – Rally at 2 venues, 11:45 am – 12:45 p.m. Liverpool Street Hobart, and Murray Street Hobart. Contact: Jennie Herrera 0450 836 247
Darwin – Rally at 12 noon, Northern Territory Supreme Court, State Square, Darwin
Contact: Rob Wesley 8983 2113
(NB: All times are State/Territory local time, not as stated at the top of the page, that’s only ACT rally, but necessary to have a time there for formatting purposes).
COSOCK is appalled at the attempts by the Morrison Government and Attorney-General Christian Porter to imprison Witness K and his lawyer Bernard Collaery.
The courageous and conscientious actions of these men led to a fairer sharing of the resources of the Timor Sea, after Australia had bugged the Timor-Leste government offices.
COSOCK believes that the people who should be held accountable are those Australian politicians and executives of the oil companies who connived to defraud Timor-Leste, the poorest nation in SE Asia, from their fair share of resources in the Timor Sea.
The excuse of ‘national security’ for the secrecy of these trials is a travesty.
Tens of thousands of East Timorese people gave their lives in WW2 assisting Australian soldiers under attack from the Japanese, yet Australia’s Timor Sea episode been shameful. Are we to continue to parade our greed and deceit by prosecuting people who actually live up to Australian values?
COSOCK demands that the vindictive charges––no doubt designed to intimidate others–– are discontinued immediately.
COSOCK demands that they receive recompense for the suffering and expense this secretive process is causing.
|COSOCK SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS: Australia East Timor Friendship Association (SA), Civil Liberties Australia, Friends of Lacluta (VIC), Humanists Australia, Independent and Peaceful Australia Network, International Association of People’s Lawyers, Just Peace (QLD), Medical Association for the Prevention of War, Monitoring Committee on Attacks on Lawyers, Timor Sea Justice (VIC), Timor Sea Justice Forum (NSW), Queensland Timor Sea Justice Group, Wage Peace, Whistleblowers Australia.|
0417 269 984 or 0498 473 341