Australia owes a great deal to the winners of the 2018 Person of the Year.
The resort to suppression orders by our courts undermines faith in the legal system and is used by the legal industry to avoid scrutiny.
The Witness K and Bernard Collaery case could well continue behind closed doors, prompting great concern over their right to a fair trial. But who gets to make the decision?
Crikey receives responses from Animal Justice Party president Bruce Poon and Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm.
The government is trying dirty tricks in its efforts to prevent the public from knowing about its persecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery.
The Witness K scandal and attempts to cover it up show how there has been bipartisan agreement to let commercial interests dictate Australia's foreign policy.
Labor used to be the party that was sceptical of Australia's intelligence agencies. It's time for MPs to speak out on their party's collusion with the cover-up of the Witness K scandal — even if it means admitting Labor's own culpability in the affair.
The greatest intelligence scandal of recent decades continued in a small Canberra court yesterday when Witness K and Bernard Collaery were put on trial. The government wanted to hide it.