Hall of Famer
- Apr 24, 2013
- Destination Club
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
- Pfffft, as if!
The identity of legitimate informers could still be protected if it is deemed necessary by the court.
Of course, because something is made accessible to the defence does not mean that it is made available to the defendant.
However, the defence MUST have the power to make application to the judge to admit any informer as a witness if they believe it is in the interests of their client, and if granted, this must be carried out in open court according to common law foundation principals.
Enough with the cloak and dagger stuff, it is invariably abused.