Do you think Liberal Senator Julian McGauran would make this call if he didn’t have all the protections of the parliament?
THE University of Melbourne should remove an academic for defending a man who threw his young daughter to her death off a bridge, Senator Julian McGauran has told Parliament…
Senator McGauran claimed in Parliament that evidence from psychiatrist Graham Burrows almost convinced a jury to find Freeman not guilty. Professor Burrows, a psychiatrist with four decades’ experience who holds an Order of Australia medal, was the only one of four experts to find Freeman had a mental illness.
The Victorian Liberal senator accused the academic of providing concocted evidence to the courtroom and called on University of Melbourne vice-chancellor Glyn Davis to have Prof Burrows removed from his role in the university as a fellow with the department of psychiatry.
“I say the university ought to remove him from that position for the evidence he gave in the Freeman case,” he told Parliament. “The university’s reputation must surely be sullied if Professor Burrows remains in that position.”
Why stop there? I hear that Mr Freeman was represented by a lawyer. A lawyer! A professional, who probably provides people with legal advice as part of his job. A man who works in this very industry, day after day! I hear that he’s actually represented other criminals before!
This can’t be allowed to continue. We must restore justice to our legal system by getting rid of every lawyer whose client is found guilty of a criminal offence!
Also, did you know that there are people in the federal Parliament – throughout the country, even – with different opinions to Julian McGauran? That they express? In public? Whilst continuing to keep their jobs? How can this be? Why can’t they all be immediately sacked?
Julian McGauran – deciding what opinions people can and can’t hold without being sacked since 2011.