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Greg Barns

Barrister and writer

Greg Barns — Barrister and writer

Barrister and WikiLeaks Party national campaign director

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.

Rise in re-offending shows that Victoria's new prisons won't work

Rise in re-offending shows that Victoria's new prisons won't work

Labor and Coalition promises for larger prisons may sway votes in the Victorian election but it won't do anything about the state's ballooning rate of re-offence.

Look at the evidence -- Greens' pot plan makes a whole lot of sense

Look at the evidence -- Greens' pot plan makes a whole lot of sense

The current policy settings around cannabis are clearly failing. Richard Di Natale is right to try to find an alternative.

Is PNG trying to pervert justice for Manus Island asylum seekers?

Is PNG trying to pervert justice for Manus Island asylum seekers?

While injustices on Nauru receive a good airing, not many people are talking about what's happening in Papua New Guinea right now.

Dutton fundamentally misunderstands the 'plight' of white farmers in South Africa

Dutton fundamentally misunderstands the 'plight' of white farmers in South Africa

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