Coalition renews assault on Witness Okay lawyer Bernard Collaery

The Coalition is obsessive about Bernard Collaery and is now utilizing Parliament to make false allegations in opposition to him.

Bernard Collaery (Picture: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Shadow attorney-general Julian Leeser yesterday used parliamentary privilege to make a rare and false assault on Lawyer-Normal Mark Dreyfus’ determination to finish the prosecution of Bernard Collaery, alleging it might have been as a result of “Collaery was an attorney-general within the ACT Labor authorities”.

Leeser’s declare is blatantly mistaken: Collaery was attorney-general in an ACT Liberal authorities below Trevor Kaine from 1989 to 1991, after serving to deliver down a minority Labor authorities in December 1989. Leeser — who was 13 on the time — clearly has little grasp of the historical past of the Canberra Liberals.

Requested by Crikey what proof he had a few hyperlink between Collaery and Labor, Leeser declined to reply.

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