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Greg Barns

Barrister and writer

Greg Barns — Barrister and writer

Barrister and WikiLeaks Party national campaign director

What happens to Assange now?

What happens to Assange now?

Barrister and legal adviser to Julian Assange, Greg Barns, discusses the developments in Assange's case and what's likely to come next.

Getting a fair trial in an era of media saturation

Getting a fair trial in an era of media saturation

In cases like George Pell's, where media coverage has the potential to impact outcome, the practice of judge-only trials needs to be considered.

Morrison's Christmas Island plan will be a costly disaster

Morrison's Christmas Island plan will be a costly disaster

Australia is set for years of costly legal battles — with the possibility of punitive damages — if plans to transfer sick asylum seekers to Christmas Island go ahead.

Lawyer X scandal reveals a toxic police culture

Lawyer X scandal reveals a toxic police culture

Police will and do push boundaries — and act unethically — in order to secure "victories" over supposedly sophisticated criminal activity. This poses a very big problem for our democracy.

Queensland man detained for over 40 years beyond sentence

Queensland man detained for over 40 years beyond sentence

Evidence was ignored in the case of a Queensland man seeking the lifting of an indefinite detention order.

The worrying thing is we don't know how many other visa cases Dutton influenced

The worrying thing is we don't know how many other visa cases Dutton influenced

It is difficult to find data on the nature of ministerial intervention and the average length of time it takes for the minister to make a decision to intervene or not. This kind of data blackout all began with Scott Morrison.

Home Affairs is now writing threatening letters to seven-month-old infants

Home Affairs is now writing threatening letters to seven-month-old infants

The practice of writing letters to babies is Kafkaesque in the true sense of that word, but it's the reality of our immigration.

Could Hastie be brought before a US court for his Chau Chak Wing comment?

Could Hastie be brought before a US court for his Chau Chak Wing comment?

More than simply ratcheting up diplomatic tension with China, Andrew Hastie has breached legal guidelines in the US.

Groundbreaking verdict against Archbishop raises thorny questions

Groundbreaking verdict against Archbishop raises thorny questions

What are the implications for others who were in similar positions to Archbishop Philip Wilson -- those who were told numerous times by credible sources about sexual abuse, perpetrated by individuals over whom they exercised some control?

Barns: Dutton calls on News Corp to help him weaken the AAT

Barns: Dutton calls on News Corp to help him weaken the AAT

A consistent news campaign and a new parliamentary committee: Dutton has pulled out the big guns against the Administrative Appeals Tribunal once more.