This is a follow-up to our original article on the who, what, where, when and how in the plan to snare John Dyson Heydon AC QC.
I'm indebted to Simon from www.aussiemadness.com for the following details.
Greg Burton described Winslow as an "enthusiastic" member of the Liberals when he invited Heydon to give the lecture (source)
On 13 August 2015 the Heydon controversy first became public. On the evening of 12 August Marcus Priest (former political adviser to Labor AG Marcus Dreyfus) phoned Winslow and after that phone call Winslow wrote to Jeremy Stoljar with the false claim the event was a 'Liberal Party Fundraiser". Jeremy Stoljar was intimately acquainted with the Garfield Barwick address as we'll see later on this page.
On 24 August 2015 The Greens announced Winslow's candidacy in the upcoming Federal election - here's the Blacktown Advocate:
Glenwood Residents Association president to contest federal election after winning Greens’ preselection
THE federal election campaign for Greenway has begun with the announcement of Chris Winslow as the Greens Party candidate for the seat.
While the election is not expected until the second half of 2016, Mr Winslow has stood up to take on incumbent Labor MP and fellow Glenwood resident Michelle Rowland when residents go to the polls.
Mr Winslow stepped down from his position as president of Glenwood Residents’ Association after he won preselection for the Greens.
It is the Glenwood resident’s first foray into federal politics.
Greens candidate for Greenway Chris Winslow.
One line in that piece stands out - "It is the Glenwood resident’s first foray into federal politics."
That may be true in the sense of candidacy, but as Simon writes in his note to me "It seems most odd that a former Liberal, an 'enthusiastic member of the branches', suddenly ends up as a Greens candidate and becomes a central character in this attempt to unseat Dyson Heydon".
Many thanks to Simon from www.aussiemadness.com for much of the details above. There is another link here that's worth pointing out and that involves Jeremy Stoljar SC.
The NSW Bar Association has been an active supporter and promoter of the Sir Garfield Barwick address. The Bar Association's magazine BarNews has traditionally published the transcript of the address and editorialised about it and the importance of Sir Garfield as a legal figure.
Here's a link to the Autumn 2014 edition:
The editor wrote enthusiastically about two separate issues involving Sir Garfield, his view on the award of Queen's Counsel - and then Tom Hughes's presentation of the Sir Garfield Barwick address, here's part of BarNews editor's column:
Sir Garfield Barwick is the subject of another piece in this issue, contributed by the Hon Tom Hughes QC.
Hughes knew Barwick well, and his description of Barwick’s life and achievements has the singular advantage of being drawn at least in part on his personal recollections of the man. Hughes’ conclusion is worth quoting:
Barwick was a good and faithful servant of the law, starting with nothing but his inborn talents, rising to the pinnacle in practice, then becoming a great law reformer before 17 years in office as chief justice of Australia, where his tenure of office was efficient but at times controversial. By any acceptable standard, he was a truly great Australian.
And here is the Editor's signature block
Here's the BarNews editorial team for that edition:
This was in Autumn 2014 when Stoljar's day job was as Counsel Assisting the Royal Commissioner John Dyson Heydon AC QC. Every barrister and judge on the mailing list of the BarNews was aware of Stoljar's two very public roles - in one of them he was intimately involved in the publication of Sir Garfield Barwick address - without apparently being tainted by the connection with the Liberal Party.
Wbo knows what happened in the often fraught relationship between Editor (Stoljar) and his publications manager, the former enthusiastic Liberal turned Greens candidate Mr Winslow. But something happened on the way to the 2015 Sir Garfield Barwick Address and it involved Machiavellian politics.
In whatever chambers they now occupy, Sir Garfield, Sir Jonker and Gough will be amused.
Here is a copy of the Sir Garfield Barwick Address published by Jeremy Stoljar's BarNews, Autumn 2014 edition. Nowhere does it say "this is a Liberal Fundraiser"! The importance of the address to the legal fraternity is self-evident, it is a baseless slur to characterise this important oration to a great man as simply a "Liberal Party Fundraiser".