33. Hearing 22 June 2020

22 June 2020 protesters ACT Supreme Court

Difficulties in Commonwealth agencies’ search of Woodside documents

It appears that last week the Attorney-General made known his requirement that material subpoenaed from Woodside had to be examined first for ‘national security” matter. It is indeed strange that documents from a commercial corporation affect Australia’s national security.

At this hearing in the ACT Supreme Court the prosecution said that 7 out of 8 Commonwealth agencies had not completed the required search to identify the documents requiring protection. Judge David Mossop criticised the delay. He gave the prosecution until 8 July to complete the task. The next hearing was set for 9.30 on 10 July.

The photo shows some of the protesters at the Court.