Jack Waterford is Editor-at-large, The Canberra Times
Jack Waterford The announcement comes six months after an independent review of Eastman's 1995 conviction found he had been denied a fair trial and a fair chance of acquittal.
Jack Waterford Our very own Henry Belot did the citizens of Canberra a great service this week in reporting the failure of an experiment with the placement of public urinals in the back alleys of Civic.
Jack Waterford Peter Cullen worked for Gough Whitlam for several years and was responsible for parts of Whitlam's program. He also excelled as a lobbyist.
Jack Waterford Reflecting on an unsatisfactory conviction of David Eastman.
Jack Waterford For at least the next fortnight David Eastman hopes first for privacy, rest and some rest and recuperation.
Jack Waterford It is a matter for the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions, not the Supreme Court, whether there will be a retrial of David Eastman for the murder of Colin Winchester.
Jack Waterford The assassination of Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester as he arrived home in Deakin in January 1989 was one of the most audacious in Australian history.
Jack Waterford I don't want to play for team Australia, or for team Abbott. And I wouldn't encourage my children to, either.
Jack Waterford One can always tell when our beloved Treasurer and, until recently, Sports Minister, Andrew Barr, is suffering from existential angst or relevance deprivation syndrome.
Jack Waterford "Around the world, people are crying out for justice,'' a BBC reporter intoned as he watched the ceremonial return of bodies to the Netherlands from eastern Ukraine.
Jack Waterford There is no "absolute" obligation for a magistrate to be called Your Honour.
Jack Waterford “You should not call me madam. I am Your Honour,’’ an ACT magistrate told me sharply this week.
Jack Waterford Japan is a good friend of Australia, and, most likely, a military ally in any trouble in which we get involved.
Jack Waterford The Australian Securities and Investments Commission received a terrible pasting from a Senate committee this week.
Jack Waterford Suddenly, the High Court is again a factor in modern politics. The third arm of government, which blew the whistle this week on school chaplains for the second time, is out to confine ministers and...
Jack Waterford Sunday column
Jack Waterford addendum column
Jack Waterford The ACT Director of Public Prosecution, Jon White, has raised doubts about the constitutional validity of a Supreme Court review of the Eastman murder conviction unless he is given a further...
Day two: The hitman theory founders
Jack Waterford When AFP Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester was shot dead, the instinct was to see it as an audacious Mafia hit.
Jack Waterford The senior judge who will sit with two colleagues to consider the Martin report into the Eastman case has called for submissions.