The Weekend Australian 21 May2023
“Frankly, if it wasn’t for Lisa Wilkinson’s speech at the Logies, Bruce would
probably be in jail. Thank God for that speech.”
It’s Wednesday afternoon. There is a three-day pause in the public hearings
at the Board of Inquiry into the handling by the police, the Director of Public
Prosecutions and others of the investigation, prosecution and trial of Bruce
Lehrmann. Revelations from the previous seven days of public hearings have
been explosive. Legal eagles, in particular, have struggled to turn off the
live-stream proceedings.
Steven Whybrow SC, Lehrmann’s defence barrister, is talking to The
Weekend Australian in his first lengthy interview about the case and the
inquiry so far.