Statement from Adam Bandt


My lawyers have written to the Attorney-General regarding what I consider to be defamatory statements he made about me and the Greens yesterday.

I understand a number of media outlets have chosen to stop broadcasting and publishing his statements because of legal concerns.  I welcome their restraint.

I think that the first law officer of this country should not make utterly unfounded statements and spread disinformation.  No politician should do that.

I would prefer not to have to pursue these matters legally, and I hope the Attorney will respond in a proper way. The Prime Minister and Labor are not the victims in these matters. The victims are the over 36,000 people killed in the ongoing genocide in Gaza, the hostages, and the 1200 people killed on October 7, compounded by the failure of the Labor government to take action against the Israeli government’s invasion.