Category: Executive Power

A Secretive State: The Collaery Trial and National Security Disclosures

BY KEIRAN HARDY

In August 2019, the intelligence officer known as Witness K indicated he would plead guilty to a conspiracy charge under s 39 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001 (Cth) (ISA). That section prohibits the disclosure of information … Read the rest

Searle v Commonwealth [2019] NSWCA 127 – government contracting and fettering

BY NICK SEDDON

The fettering rule

When government enters into a contract, there is always a potential tension. To what extent does the contract bind the government in a way that may thwart the government’s task of governing? The answer … Read the rest

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