The Attorney General Mark Dreyfus has today offered up a stern warning to any Australians thinking about trying to shine a light on some of the darkest parts of our society.

The man in charge of our legal system has told former army lawyer and whistleblower David McBride that he should consider himself lucky for only getting 5 years and 8 months in jail.

“Count your blessings that you didn’t get the Boeing treatment,” said Dreyfus today, referencing the death of a second Boeing whistleblower this year.

Dreyfus’ comments come a short time after whistleblower David McBride was sent to jail, with a non-parole period of 27 months, for leaking a set of documents that led to ABC’s Afghan Files program – with the organisation doing not a whole let to help protect him.

Amongst other things, the documents revealed allegations of Australian soldiers being involved in illegal killings, as well as allegations about serious cultural issues and coverups in the top brass of the ADF.

The judge in charge of administering ‘justice’ said that McBride knew what he was doing when he leaked the extremely crook information that is certainly in the public interest, and therefore needed to be chucked in jail.

Those responsible for the alleged behaviour revealed by McBride have yet to face the same judgement in front of the ‘eyes of the law.’

However, rather than feel hard done by, McBride should feel very lucky – according to the Attorney General Mark Dreyfus who could have intervened at any point to actually make sure justice was served.

“He’s going to get three meals a day and have a roof over his head,” said Dreyfus.

“Instead of being found in carpark with gunshot wounds to the head or in a hospital dead from a short illness,” winked Dreyfus, acknowledging the suspicious death’s of Boeing whistleblowers who have tried to speak out about dodgy practices at the airline company.

McBride joins a growing list of whistleblowers who are facing the full force of the law for leaking information about fucking dodgy behaviour.

Richard Boyle is currently facing a lengthy stint in prison for revealing the aggressive behaviour of the ATO.

Bernard Collaery has had charges dropped but faces the spectre of future legal action for revealing the crook behaviour of the Australian government when the fledging state of East Timor was trying to negotiate oil and gas agreements.

More to come.


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