WikiLeaks, Assange and Defending Democracy
Join Lizzie O'Shea, Greg Barns, Bernard Keane, Scott Ludlam and Suelette Dreyfus for a discussion about the facts of the case against Julian Assange – founder of WikiLeaks– the role of media and government, and what the war on WikiLeaks represents.
Presented in partnership with WACA – WikiLeaks Australian Citizens' Alliance.
Lizzie is a Melbourne lawyer specialising in public interest litigation. She has worked with indigent prisoners on death row in the Deep South of the US and at the United Nations in Geneva.
Greg Barns is a barrister and writer. He practices in the areas of criminal law, administrative law and family law and is a member of the Tasmanian, Victorian and WA Bars. Greg is a graduate of Monash University (BA/LLB) and spent over a decade working as a political adviser to a number of state and federal ministers and premiers. He ran the 1999 Republic Referendum campaign and was Chair of the Australian Republican Movement from 2000–02.
Bernard has been Crikey’s correspondent in Canberra since 2008; he writes on politics, media and economics.
Scott Ludlam, an Australian Greens Senator from Western Australia, is the Greens spokesman on such issues as communications, housing, mining and nuclear power.