Greg Barns

Greg Barns is the author of Rise of the Right: The War on Australia’s Liberal Values (Hardie Grant Publishing 2019). Greg graduated BA LLB from Monash University in 1984. He was a member of the Victorian Bar where he practiced in criminal law from 1986-89 and has been a member of the Tasmanian Bar since 2003. Greg was chief of staff and senior adviser to a number of federal and state Liberal Party leaders and ministers from 1989-99. He is also the former National Chair of the Australian Republican Movement and a director of human rights group, Rights Australia. Greg has written three books on Australian politics, is a Director of the Australian Lawyers Alliance, and a member of the Australian Defence Lawyers Alliance.
Justice for whistleblower Bernard Collaery is as far away as ever

Justice for whistleblower Bernard Collaery is as far away as ever

In a setback for the defence, top-secret evidence will be allowed in the prosecution of Bernard Collaery, who ...
Human rights violations now enshrined in legislation – in Australia

Human rights violations now enshrined in legislation – in Australia

Last week, the Morrison government, supported by the ALP, passed a law that allows for security agencies, on the ...
Privacy rights jeopardised with Covid apps tracking every move

Privacy rights jeopardised with Covid apps tracking every move

Law enforcement agencies have a cavalier attitude to the right to privacy and a “whatever it takes” attitude to ...
Greg Barns: the Rise of the Right and the War on Australia’s Liberal Values

Greg Barns: the Rise of the Right and the War on Australia’s Liberal Values

In his latest book, 'Rise of the Right: The War on Australia's Liberal Values', barrister and commentator, Greg ...

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