Statement on Sir Garfield Barwick address

13 August 2015

The Commissioner Dyson Heydon will not be delivering the Sir Garfield Barwick address.

As early as 9.23 this morning (and prior to any media enquiry being received) he advised the organisers that "If there was any possibility that the event could be described as a Liberal Party event he will be unable to give the address, at least whilst he is in the position of Royal Commissioner."

In answer to media enquiries, and to put the words quoted above in context, the Commissioner is releasing an email exchange of 12 and 13 August 2015 regarding the Sir Garfield Barwick address.

Email addresses have been redacted.