Coalition renews attack on Witness K’s lawyer Bernard Collaery

The Coalition is dealing with Bernard Collaery and is now using Parliament to make trumped-up charges against him.

Bernard Collaery (Photo: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Shadow Attorney-General Julian Leeser yesterday used parliamentary privilege to launch an unusual and false attack on Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus’ decision to drop the prosecution of Bernard Collaery, claiming it “could be due to Collaery being chief prosecutor at ACT Labour”. government”.

Leeser’s claim is patently false: Collaery was the attorney general in the ACT Liberal It was the government under Trevor Kane from 1989 to 1991, after helping to overthrow the Labor minority government in December 1989. Leeser, then 13, had little understanding of the history of the Canberra Liberals.

is asked by Crikey Leeser declined to comment on what evidence he had of the link between Collaery and Labor.

Read on for the Coalition’s renewed attack on Collaery.

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