Opinion

Bernard Collaery trial highlights the rotten things under the national security blanket

Jack Waterford
By Jack Waterford
Updated July 8 2022 - 8:49pm, first published 7:30pm
Bernard Collaery outside the ACT courts. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Anyone studying the chequered history of leaks of national security material over recent decades could be excused for thinking that the primary purpose of laws against leaking has been to conceal bureaucratic incompetence and double-dealing, and hypocrisy, political cupidity and criminality by Australian politicians, soldiers and intelligence officers.

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Jack Waterford

Jack Waterford is a former editor of The Canberra Times.

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