Media Release: ADF postpones disciplinary hearing

Good news – today I have been informed that the ADF’s disciplinary hearing against me, originally set for 3 May, 2013, has been postponed.

Maybe the ADF has realised its case is weak and it should never have gone ahead with charges, as advised by its own investigative service. 

I issued this press release a short time ago:

ADF postpones disciplinary hearing

The ADF has postponed a disciplinary hearing against Bernard Gaynor, a Reserve Intelligence Officer who was charged for discussing links between Islam and terrorism and for criticising the ADF’s decision to participate in the Mardi Gras.

Mr Gaynor says that no new date has been set and that he has been informed the ADF is also now seeking further legal advice.

“This is good news. The ADF has realised that they have a problem with their case and have postponed the hearing that was originally set for 3 May, 2013,” Mr Gaynor said.

“This comes as no surprise. The ADF Investigative Service has already found that there are no grounds for disciplinary action.”

“The fact that the ADF is seeking additional legal support means I will also be entitled to additional assistance.”

Mr Gaynor again stressed that the charges highlight the politically correct approach taken by senior leadership within the ADF.

“I am still amazed the ADF would charge me for highlighting links between Islam and terrorism,” Mr Gaynor said.

“I’m not the one looking silly in all of this.”

“Unfortunately, it seems the ADF hierarchy is out of touch with reality.”

“You are more likely to find Defence leadership defending groups like Hizb ut Tahrir, who have today warned Muslims against participating in Anzac Day, than raising concerns about the dangers these radical groups pose to Australian security.”

Thank you for your help

Thank you for your support, encouragement, assistance and generosity this year. Without it, this webpage would not have been able to continue operation and nor would we have been able to achieve great success in 2015. And it truly has been a year of success in the face of adversity.

We have managed to secure an important win for free speech by limiting the operation of state-based anti-discrimination laws. However, this decision has been challenged and an appeal will be heard in the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal on 1 April, 2016.

You can read more about the abusive behaviour of serial litigant and anti-free speech activist, Gary Burns, and this entire saga here.

More importantly, we have secured a great win for free speech against a politicised Australian Defence Force in the Federal Court. You can read about this win here and the background to it here.

Unfortunately, the Australian Defence Force continues to interfere in domestic political activity and is now attacking the Australian Liberty Alliance from official Twitter accounts.

Additionally, this webpage has provided huge assistance to the fight against halal certification, led by Kirralie Smith. Over 8,000 Australians signed the submission opposing halal certification that I lodged with the Senate earlier this year. This entire industry now rests on very shaky ground: it has been primed for a knock out blow.

These campaigns are expensive and ongoing. I would appreciate any financial assistance that you may be able to provide.

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Finally, I thank you for your encouragement and support. It has convinced me not only to run with the Australian Liberty Alliance as a Senate candidate but, more importantly, that there is a growing army of Australians ready to take action in a coordinated and successful fashion. Watch out for the Australian Liberty Alliance in 2016!

Author: Bernard Gaynor

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