'Sad times': Bernard Collaery laments 'now fragile democracy' as pre-trial hearing held in secret

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By Blake Foden
Updated May 30 2020 - 7:10am, first published May 25 2020 - 2:00am
Barrister Bernard Collaery, who is being prosecuted for alleged breaches of national security laws. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

Bernard Collaery has lamented "the now fragile state of our democracy" and vowed to "fight on for justice" as a pre-trial hearing takes place behind closed doors.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.