18 Mar 2019

Report: accused gunman to represent himself at trial

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:38 pm on 18 March 2019

Media are reporting the accused gunman has dismissed his lawyer and plans to represent himself at trial.

This has led to fears he may use the trial as a platform to broadcast hateful beliefs.

Barrister Jonathan Krebs joins us to discuss what, if any, safeguards exist for this kind of situation.

Jonathan Krebs talks to media after the announcement of $2.5m in compensation for Teina Pora

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