Launch of People’s Inquiry Interim Report

Firstly and importantly I wish to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land, in my case the Woonarua People. I pay my respects to Aboriginal elders past and present and to leaders yet to emerge and acknowledge the land was never ceded. I also note the need to work with and to help elevate the […]

Address to the International Peace Bureau Workshop 16 October 2021

I wish to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land, in my case the Woonarua People. I pay my respects to Aboriginal elders past and present and to leaders yet to emerge and acknowledge the land was never ceded. Thank you to the Independent Peaceful Australia Network and the International Peace Bureau for the opportunity […]

Home Run 4 Julian Tour – Newcastle

Hello friends I’d like to thank those involved for coordinating today’s event, and for the invitation to speak. The last time I spoke in front of a Newcastle audience about Julian was in April 2012 to debate the topic “whether Julian is a fighter for freedom or high-tech terrorist”? Earlier, in 2010, I made headlines criticising […]

Assange chronology

29.11.10 AFP Operation Parteree. AFP resources commenced with the Whole of Government Task Force. The AFP Officers assisted in the examination of disclosed US cables and media reporting in line with Task Force requirements. This commitment was separate to the investigation referred to the AFP by the Attorney-General. To date, the AFP continues to assist […]

Speech at the launch of IPAN’s US-Australia Alliance Inquiry

  IPAN INQUIRY LAUNCH 26 NOVEMBER 2020 Introduction I’d like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet today, and pay my respects to their Elders past, present and future. May I thank IPAN, particularly Annette Brownlie, for inviting me to be a part of the first national public […]

Background to the militarisation of climate change

2015 Head, Michael — “Calling Out the Troops – Disturbing Trends and Unanswered Questions” [2005] UNSWLawJl 33; (2005) 28(2) UNSW Law Journal 479 ‘During the passage of the call-out legislation, the Government and the Labor Party combined to defeat an amendment that would have required the tabling in Parliament of the manuals and protocols that […]