“Alan Johns” was imprisoned for 15 months. No-one but the government knew what he was charged with. Those responsible are now standing mute.
The trial of Witness K should serve as a warning to all Australians, as whistleblowers will continue to be tried behind closed doors.
Christian Porter offering protection to the journalists raided by the AFP seems like a win, but the government’s policy on whistleblowers remains very much the same.
Richard Boyle dared to the blow the whistle on the ATO. He’s currently facing almost two hundred years behind bars. Clearly, we’re locking up the wrong people.
The prosecution of Witness K will be held in a secret court, and we have a right to be furious.