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After convincing the High Court to acquit Cardinal George Pell, Sydney barrister Bret Walker, SC, is turning his attention to a wealthy property developer's murder conviction.

A senior harbourmaster is the latest public servant to face a grilling by Bret Walker SC in a special inquiry into the Ruby Princess cruise ship fiasco.

Breaking .Scott Morrison has taken a big swipe at Ruby Princess commissioner Bret Walker SC on 2GB for his treatment of Health official Kelly-Ann Ressler. She was reduced to tears. PM said Mr Walker was out of line and should reflect. #RubyPrincess 

The PM is asked to guarantee that Ruby Princess inquiry commissioner Bret Walker SC can interview fed officials, given when he was SA Murray-Darling royal commissioner, Fed Govt went to High Court to block access."We always cooperate w royal commissions." (Me: except, you didn't)

This is the face of frustration. Bret Walker SC leading the inquiry into the Ruby Princess dealing with a lousy video line to the ship. So far it’s a shambles .

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A powerful inquiry into the handling of the Ruby Princess continues today, with commissioner Bret Walker set to probe why 2700 passengers were allowed to disembark the ship despite signs of COVID-19 on-board.

The Ruby Princess cruise ship is now linked to 19 #coronavirus  deaths in Australia. @GladysB  has promised the inquiry led by barrister Bret Walker SC will "leave no stone unturned".

Respected barrister Bret Walker SC will have unlimited powers to investigate the Ruby Princess cruise ship disembarkation debacle.

@EtienneD_2020  I don’t think anything to do w who Pell is. He’s a man convicted of horrible sex offences, in unusual position of being able to obtain services of Bret Walker for appeal. His complainant has nothing. His lawyer, acting pro bono, only permitted to sit in public gallery & observe.


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During the week of 24 August 2018 there was advice from leading constitutional lawyers Bret Walker that Dutton was ineligible to sit in the Parliament and thus ineligible to be a Minister, let alone Prime Minister. I ensured we sought the advice of the Solicitor General.

“Everyone should be attached to the notion that wrongdoing is to be detected, exposed and, where found to the requisite standard, punished… It will involve the creation of some special agencies with guaranteed independence from the Executive,” Bret Walker SC tells @janeenorman 

“We really have a very incomplete & unsatisfactory set of principles and laws to deal with whistleblowing, investigative journalism & the right level of freedom of press for a law-abiding democracy… This is very difficult law making,” Bret Walker SC tells @janeenorman  #auspol 

"The ruling ethos in Canberra is that everything should be secret," says senior lawyer Bret Walker SC. This is absolutely right. The business of government is being done behind closed doors which are increasingly heavily guarded.

The clear fury behind Bret Walker, SC's, #MurrayDarlingBasin  royal commission recommendations have been met with a sedating blanket of nothingness, writes . #auspol 

Government misquoting my report to defend revoking citizenship, says Bret Walker

Bret Walker says terrorism will not achieve world domination & we must treat as a crime with trial by jury #QandA 

Bret Walker says bribes would be illegal but must be proved & executive must answer to the questions #QandA