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Bernard Collaery wins appeal against order to shroud ACT Supreme Court trial in secrecy

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By Blake Foden
Updated October 6 2021 - 7:15am, first published 2:15am
Bernard Collaery outside the ACT courts on Wednesday. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Bernard Collaery has successfully challenged a ruling that would have seen much of his trial conducted behind closed doors, with a court finding open justice deters "political prosecutions" and secrecy risks damaging public confidence in the legal system.

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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.

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