John T. Bennett

John Tucson Bennett (born 26 July 1944) is a solicitor and president of the Australian Civil Liberties Union, who is most notable for being a leader in the Holocaust revisionist movement in Australia. Bennett graduated with honors from the University of Melbourne in both law (1958) and arts (1966) and subsequently worked for over 20 years from 1974 to 1996 in the Victorian Legal Aid Commission. He also helped establish the Victorian Council for Civil Liberties (now Liberty Victoria) 1966 and serviced as its secretary until 1980. After his expulsion from the group for his dissenting views, he went on to start an organization called the Australian Civil Liberties Union.



"Who controls the past controls the future.Who controls the present controls the past"– O'Brien in 1984 "Every government is run by liarsand nothing they say should be believed."– I. F. Stone Many of the predictions made by George Orwell in his book 1984 in relation to "Big Brother" surveillance, corruption …

Statement on oath by John Tuson Bennett of 122 Canning Street, Carlton Melbourne Australia, barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria. I, John Tuson Bennett of 122 Canning Street Carlton Melbourne make oath and say as follows: I am a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of …

Since I was a speaker at the convention here in this city of Los Angeles last year, it seems to me very little has changed in America since that time. You seem to be still living in a "1984" situation where important public issues can't be debated in the media. …

George Orwell said that "anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself being silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing." J.S. Mill said that "unmeasured vituperation, employed on the side of prevailing opinion, deters people from expressing contrary opinions, and from listening …

Thoughts on the Irving-Lipstadt Trial Your analysis of Judge Gray's decision in the Irving-Lipstadt trial [March-April 2000 Journal , pp. 2-8] is brilliant, and could well serve as an outline for Irving's appeal. Based on my own close reading of the trial transcript, as my years of experience as a …

Profound Effect I'm enclosing a check for $50 to assist the Institute in carrying on its work. Since being introduced to the Institute and its library in the early 1980s, I must say that your work has had the most profound effect on my intellectual life, more than anything else. …

No Hardship I have suffered no hardship or embarrassment whatsoever [as a result of the publicity over the appearance of my letter in the IHR Newsletter. See the Sept.-Oct. Journal, p. 38], and I deem it a great honour to be mentioned in [the new anti-Revisionist book] Holocaust Denial. You …