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Greg Barns — Barrister and writer

Greg Barns

Barrister and writer

Barrister and WikiLeaks Party national campaign director

How Dutton's 'exclusion orders' can be weaponised against journalists and whistleblowers

How Dutton's 'exclusion orders' can be weaponised against journalists and whistleblowers

Could this broad clause be used in the government's war on press freedom?

'No more than 11 minutes': how long does Dutton take to decide someone's fate?

'No more than 11 minutes': how long does Dutton take to decide someone's fate?

The Federal Court has knocked back Dutton's cancellation of a visa on the grounds that he didn't make 'sufficient time to allow an active intellectual process'. This isn't the first time it's happened.

Manus detainees are making sure they can no longer be ignored

Manus detainees are making sure they can no longer be ignored

More than 250 detainees have filed documents with the PNG National Court asking for enforcement of their human rights.

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.