GLEESON CJ: What do you mean by “free choice”?
TEHAN QC: What we mean by “free choice”, your Honour, is a choice unconstrained by any pressure, hope of advantage or benefit or force or coercion or compulsion, a true free choice.
GLEESON CJ: You would be surprised to know that there are places I would rather be than here at the moment and the psychiatrists might explain my presence at the moment by reference to a number of influences or pressures that
produce that consequence, but I thought I was here as a result of a free choice. How is that consistent with your
HAYNE J: Good luck, Mr Tehan.
TEHAN QC: It is always a matter of degree, your Honour.
KIRBY J: I could not think of a better place to be than here.
GLEESON CJ: I am sure that is probably right.