The hearing for David McBride which was to be on 3rd May has been adjourned to 20 September, so consequently we are cancelling the rally planned for the 3rd May.

The adjournment was requested by the prosecution – presumably they are having difficulty in mounting the argument that David’s action was not in the public interest.  An earlier date for the hearing of 4 July was opposed by the AG’s barrister on the grounds that it was school holidays!  These outrageous delays are serving to draw out the case interminably, creating ongoing stress for David.

But we can show our opposition to all these prosecutions at a Rally in front of the Supreme court in the park between Knowles Pl and London Cct at 9.30am on Monday 17 May when Bernard Collaery has an appeal hearing against the secrecy provisions in his case. Speakers will be advised. Let’s fill the park with supporters for these courageous men!!

The hearing is also scheduled for Tuesday 18 May and we encourage people to attend the hearing after the rally on 17th (it starts at 10.15) and also on 18th.  We hope that there may be some actions in other states too on 17th. We’ll keep you posted.

courtesy of Kathryn Kelly, Co-Convenor of Alliance against Public Prosecutions

Previous Events

A rally was held in Perth, 19 February, outside Defence Minister Linda Reynold’s office. A great turnout and a great event all around. Thanks to all who attended for their continued support for justice!

Around the country on Monday 9 November, 2020 there were protests against the prosecutions of Witness K and Bernard Collaery.

Click this link for assorted images, and if you click on the name of each city, you will find specific images.

Also below is a downloadable report, courtesy of Sister Susan.

Rally for Witness K outside ACT courts, 12 Oct 2020
Supporters of open justice rally for Witness K outside the ACT Law Courts, 12 October 2020