How a nationwide safety regulation is resulting in secret trials in Australia


Final week, in a courthouse in Canberra, reporters have been handed a press release by the defendant as they walked out the door. It merely learn “I’m unable to say a lot and you’re unable to report a lot, that is the state of our now fragile democracy”.

On this episode of Full Story, reporter Christopher Knaus explains how this trial happened, and the regulation that’s allowed this story to be shrouded in secrecy.

Learn the most recent on Bernard Collaery’s case you can read Christopher Knaus’ article here, plus the Ben Roberts-Smith defamation case, and a longread about Witness K and the ‘outrageous’ spy scandal that failed to shame Australia.

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