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Whistleblower support rally, 9am, ACT Courts, Wed 16 Dec 2020
16 Dec 2020 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM AEDT
Whistleblower support rally
9am, ACT Courts, Knowles Pl, Civic, Wed 16 Dec 2020
Witness K’s next hearing is on 16th December when we will gather in support at 9am at the ACT Courts.
The revelations about Porter on the ABC have led to some powerful Crikey articles criticising him. Those revelations are not the only reasons he must go. His lack of compliance with the legal reporting requirements for the issuing of National Security Information orders, his defence of Alan Tudge after he was found by a Victorian court to have engaged in criminal conduct, and the abuse of power demonstrated by launching of the prosecutions of Witness K and Bernard Collaery. His history of bad management while Minister responsible for the robodebt fiasco is also pertinent. His behaviour is in no way acceptable for an Attorney-General – the foremost protector of the rule of law in Australian.
Please write letters to the editor and/or to Morrison seeking his dismissal and the dismissal of the charges against Bernard and Witness K.
We will be showing support for ADF whistleblower David McBride, on 16th December as well. David was one of, if not the first ADF officer, to warn of the dangerous culture of the military in Afghanistan. Instead of being lauded and thanked for his bravery and integrity for warning the ADF, he has been charged with stealing government documents. It is outrgeous that the charges against him haven’t been dropped already.
Morrison has announced that the report of war crimes in Afghanistan will be properly investigated. But when will the charges against David McBride for blowing the whistle on the culture in the SAS, be dropped? The media seem to have forgotten his important role in the revelations – it’s unbelievable that he is still facing prosecution. Letters to Porter, the editor or Morrison would be great on David’s charges also.
Sign the petition to Drop the prosecutions of Bernard Collaery and Witness K here and the petition to drop the charges against David McBride here
but don’t donate to the petitions on the change.org page, it is better to donate to David’s or Bernard’s GoFund Me campaign.