About

In 1986, I graduated with a Bachelor of Law from the University of Sydney before moving to the United Kingdom to complete a second law degree at Oxford University. After completing my studies, I joined the British Army in 1988 to complete training at the Officer School at the Royal Military Academy (RMA) Sandhurst.

After completing my studies, I joined the British Army in 1988 to complete training at the Officer School at the Royal Military Academy (RMA) Sandhurst.

I became a Captain in the Royal British Army serving in Northern Ireland.

In 1994, I was employed by UNICEF as a security consultant in the Democratic Republic of Congo following the Rwandan genocide in mid-1994.

In 2003, I was called to the bar and remained a barrister up until 2009.

Before a tour to Afghanistan, I followed the case of previous Australian soldiers that were being prosecuted with murder charges in relation to the unlawful death of five children in Afghanistan. The Director of Military Prosecutions eventually threw the charges out before there was a trial.


In 2015, I started a position at the Military Law Centre in Victoria Barracks. At this time, I made internal complaints about certain documents and evidence relating to war crimes committed by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan.


While I held his position at the Military Law Centre, I led a number of educational workshops about the Public Interest Disclosure Scheme and the disclosure protocols available to members of the Australian Defence Force.

In recent years, I am a public speaker, radio show host and author. I will continue to fight the government - and defence.

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