CBH99 said:I just want to make sure I understand this... I've googled a few different sources, so I just want to confirm I understand this properly.
A lawyer, while working on a file, discovered the possibility of gross misconduct on behalf of certain SOF personnel, some of which constituted war crimes.
He decided to go public with the matter, and was subsequently charged by the government??
That could absolutely happen here under the Security of Information Act. Generally speaking whistleblower protection legislation expects a whistleblower to have already exhausted the legitimate internal mechanisms for bringing attention to wrongdoing. I have no idea how Australia’s works, but I’d not be surprised if their laws are written such that, in a case like this, multiple bit players each playing their part in their respective official capacities, would end up with this result.