A message from Bernard:

I am very pleased that the new Attorney-General has looked at this prosecution and all it has involved and taken steps to bring the case to an end. This is a good decision for the administration of justice in Australia.

I want to thank all of the people across Australia who have supported me and worked so hard to assist me throughout this case. I am in awe of the depth of support in our community for ethical values. I also want to thank those close to me who gave me inner strength.

I am deeply grateful for the inspirational and arduous work of the partners and staff of Gilbert + Tobin lawyers, and my dedicated team of barristers, all on a pro bono basis. Their resolute professionalism and humanity has restored my faith in the rule of law.

This decision will allow me to move forward with my life and legal practice.

Bernard Collaery

…and a message from us.

We are closing down the fundraiser and this site. We will update everyone soon, once we hear more from Bernard about what happens next.

We acknowledge that while we celebrate this win, there are other causes that continue to require support – so let us all continue to stand up for whistleblowers, press freedom, and ethical behaviour in politics.

Used with kind permission from the wonderful Alan Moir