It seems there’s a Canberra angle on the vindictive application of a control order on the Melbourne man acquitted of terror offenses, Jack Thomas.
The order was signed over the weekend by a Federal Magisrate, Graham Mowbray, here in Canberra.
The Australian now reports that Magistrate Mowbray has been hearing a challenge to his control order and has decided that parts of it are “somewhat silly”.
Which would seem to indicate that he just signed off on the thing without reading it. That’s a bit of a worry.
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I’ve written some other thoughts on this matter over on The Concatenate.