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Greg Barns

Greg Barns — Barrister and writer

Greg Barns

Barrister and writer

Barrister and WikiLeaks Party national campaign director

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The govt agency that could stop what is happening on Manus, yet chooses not to

The govt agency that could stop what is happening on Manus, yet chooses not to

Greg BarnsAug 8, 20176 Comments

Comcare is a workplace regulator with serious teeth. So why is it not doing more to stop what is happening on Manus Island?

Dutton takes a casual 43 minutes to destroy two men's lives

Dutton takes a casual 43 minutes to destroy two men's lives

Greg BarnsJul 25, 201723 Comments

Just how well is Peter Dutton handling his expanded ministerial power? For one thing, he seems to be able to decide people's fate in about the amount of time it takes to watch Law and Order.

Brandis and Dutton make a mockery of refugee tribunal's 'independence'

Brandis and Dutton make a mockery of refugee tribunal's 'independence'

Greg BarnsJun 29, 201710 Comments

The issue is one of what is termed "apprehended bias", made famous during the Dyson Heydon controversy of 2015.

Keeping suspected terrorists in high-security prisons is a terrible idea

Keeping suspected terrorists in high-security prisons is a terrible idea

Greg BarnsJun 8, 201715 Comments

Our prison system thinks it is acceptable to subject troubled young people to enduring isolation, boredom, capricious discipline and humiliation.

How we are failing mentally ill prisoners

How we are failing mentally ill prisoners

Greg BarnsMay 31, 20171 Comment

Prisoners are not receiving adequate mental health care, with sometimes fatal consequences.

Why Julian Assange can win a Senate seat: campaign director

Why Julian Assange can win a Senate seat: campaign director

Greg BarnsApr 2, 201320 Comments

National campaign director of the newly formed WikiLeaks Party, Greg Barns, outlines how Julian Assange could become a Senator -- and how to deal with the pesky not-actually-in-Australia issue.

Judge slams Crime & Corruption Commission over inaction on police abuse

Greg BarnsSep 12, 20112 Comments

One of the CCC’s reasons for failing to investigate these matters was cost.

Trial by media: pre-trial evidence should be suppressed

Greg BarnsJul 28, 20114 Comments

Former St Kilda footballer Andrew Lovett, acquitted of r-pe charges in Melbourne on Monday, faced not just judgment by a judge and jury but a trial by media.

Barns: why a suppression order ensures a fair trial

Greg BarnsJul 14, 20114 Comments

Suppression orders are a necessary antidote to media sensationalism and bias, and vigilantism, of the online and physical form.

The Snow White test helps overturn violent video games law

Greg BarnsJun 29, 201110 Comments

A US judge observed that children’s and teenage literature is full of examples of violence and it is not banned. Snow White’s story is as bloody as any violent video game