Mr. Neal Is Entitled To Be An Agitator
Available on DocPlay, Prime Video
A documentary film about the late High Court Judge Mr Justice Lionel Murphy, concentrating in particular on the events and allegations of the last four years of his life — allegations of his supposed misbehaviour. Murphy was at the center of an historic battle to retain his position on the High Court. This film uses the dramatic story of Lionel Murphy as a vehicle to consider some more fundamental issues about the law, including the problem of police and security surveillance of the individual in Australian society and in particular of prominent political and legal figures. We investigate Murphy’s role in introducing many radical legal and political reforms, such as the Family Law Act, The Trade Practices Act and a proposed Bill of Rights.