Greg Barns — Barrister and writer

Greg Barns

Barrister and writer

Barrister and WikiLeaks Party national campaign director


Dutton fundamentally misunderstands the ‘plight’ of white farmers in South Africa

March 15, 2018 28

White farmers in South Africa have been pretty bemused by Peter Dutton's recent comments. Here's why.

Is Germany building a case to charge Australian ministers for crimes against humanity?

March 9, 2018 21

With calls for the ICC to investigate the Australian government going unheard, some are looking to a far-reaching code that gives the German judiciary the ability to prosecute crimes against humanity, even if they have no relation to the country.

Could Scott Morrison’s refugee scheme amount to a criminal offence?

January 31, 2018 24

Scott Morrison decided to put politics before the rule of law in 2013. What are the potential legal ramifications?

Turnbull’s terrifying new ‘espionage’ laws endanger many innocent people

January 11, 2018 11

This move adds yet another layer on existing legislation that is designed to protect the government from embarrassment, rather than from genuine threats.

Child abuse royal commission could unintentionally create new victims

December 15, 2017 5

We can act on the vital recommendations of the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse but must maintain due process for the accused, says writer and barrister Greg Barns.

Manus: new Human Rights Commissioner pales against Triggs

November 23, 2017 10

The AHRC, and particularly its chair Professor Rosalind Croucher, has been negligent in its silence on the escalating crisis at Manus Island.

Turnbull’s proposed detention law is a victory for terrorists

October 4, 2017 23

Turnbull's legislation threatens “one of the most fundamental safeguards of personal liberty”.

Dutton, in cahoots with PNG authorities, blatantly disregards Supreme Court decision

September 29, 2017 4

Earlier this year, the PNG Supreme Court declared Australia's offshore detention program on Manus Island unlawful, expecting Australia would be sufficiently chastened, and take steps to wind back its illegal activities. That, however, is not what happened.

Peter Dutton hasn’t yet revoked this man’s visa, but don’t hold your breath

September 18, 2017 3

Mr Khalil's visa was denied on the basis of a conviction in a kangaroo court -- the Israeli military court system. But don't expect that to matter to Peter Dutton.

Peter Dutton cancels visa a third time, undermines the High Court in under an hour

September 6, 2017 26

Peter Dutton has used secret information to cancel AJ Graham's visa. The High Court said no dice. But an hour after the judgment, Dutton doubled down and canceled his visa again.