Be a Supporter

Bernard’s defence has to date generously been run on a pro-bono basis by Gilbert + Tobin. Distinguished barristers, Mr David Jackson AM QC, Mr Phil Boulton SC and Mr Christopher Ward SC have also generously provided their services to date without any remuneration.

Nevertheless, legal cases have ancillary expenses known as “disbursements”. Disbursements can include expenses like witness travel expenses, postage fees, search fees and document production fees.

Disbursements are separate to professional legal fees and are paid by the client. Accordingly, even though Bernard is not paying for legal fees, he is still required to pay various disbursements.

To date, Bernard owes payment for numerous disbursements. As the matter progresses to trial, further expenses are anticipated.

The purpose of this crowdfunding campaign is to assist Bernard in meeting the substantial expenses of the disbursements in his ongoing trial. The trial engages fundamental issues associated with the Rule of Law in Australia.

This fundraiser is being organised by Derk Swieringa on behalf of Bernard Collaery, and all funds will be expended on Bernard’s disbursements and related costs. Receipts, payments and supervision of the account will be handled exclusively by two bank signatories to the account and not by Bernard.

Direct Donation

If you wish to donate directly, payments can be made directly to the following account:

Account Name: Bernard Collaery
BSB: 082-980
Account: 920376801

When donating please also send an email to info@bernardcollaerysupporters.org informing us, so that we can thank you and stay in touch.

GoFundMe

We have started a GoFundMe campaign to support Bernard. Please show your support.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-bernard-collaery

This fundraiser is being organised by Derk Swieringa on behalf of Bernard Collaery, and all funds will be expended on Bernard’s disbursements and related costs. Receipts, payments and supervision of the account will be handled exclusively by two bank signatories to the account and not by Bernard.

Sign the change.org petition!

If wanting to donate to Bernard’s cause, please use the direct or GoFundMe links on this page since donations via Change.org go to change.org and do not go towards Bernard’s fundraiser.

https://www.change.org/p/christian-porter-drop-the-charges-against-bernard-collaery-witness-k

Register for email

From time to time we will want to contact our supporters to inform them of upcoming events. If you would like us to contact you, please fill in this form.