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Timor Sea Spy Scandal

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September 11, 2023

The Guardian - September 11, 2023

Christopher Knaus – Australia's parliament will be given only a limited ability to scrutinise unlawful and improper intelligence operations, prompting concerns it will not be able to me

July 7, 2023

WA Today - July 7, 2023

Matthew Knott – Foreign Minister Penny Wong struck an apologetic tone towards Timor-Leste in comments about Australia's use of hardball tactics to stymie the fledgling nation's efforts

December 8, 2022

Inside Story - December 8, 2022

Hamish McDonald – When attorney-general Mark Dreyfus canned the long-running prosecution of Canberra lawyer Bernard Collaery he was praised widely by critics of Canberra's national secu

July 12, 2022

The Conversation - July 12, 2022

Spencer Zifcak – Last week Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus put an end to Canberra lawyer Bernard Collaery's criminal prosecution.

World Socialist Website - July 12, 2022

Oscar Grenfell – Last Friday, Labor government Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus announced that he was ending the prosecution of Bernard Collaery, a lawyer who had been charged with breachi

July 10, 2022

Scoop - July 10, 2022

Binoy Kampmark – The Anglo-Australian legal system has much to answer for.

July 9, 2022

Sydney Morning Herald Letters - July 9, 2022

Australians in general are not hobbled by the convention of neither confirming nor denying what is as plain as day ("Bernard Collaery's leaking charges over East Timor operation dropped

July 8, 2022

Australian Financial Review - July 8, 2022

Michael Pelly – The unprecedented decision by Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus to discontinue the prosecution of former ACT attorney-general Bernard Collaery over national security leaks c

Crikey.com - July 8, 2022

Bernard Keane – Bernard Collaery's immediate ordeal is over.

The Guardian - July 8, 2022

Kieran Pender – It was easy to feel hopeless, watching from the sidelines as a brave whistleblower went through hell.

July 7, 2022

The Guardian - July 7, 2022

Christopher Knaus and Paul Karp – Timor-Leste's president, Jose Ramos-Horta, has welcomed the "wisdom and fairness" of the decision to end the prosecution of Bernard Collaery, saying th

SBS News - July 7, 2022

High-profile lawyer Bernard Collaery says he can finally move forward with his life after Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus ordered longstanding leaking charges against him to be dropped.

The Conversation - July 7, 2022

Michelle Grattan – The Albanese government has acted quickly to abandon the prosecution of Bernard Collaery, who was charged in relation to the leaking of information about Australia's

Crikey.com - July 7, 2022

Bernard Keane – The prosecution of Bernard Collaery for his role in the exposure of the Howard government's bugging of the Timor-Leste cabinet in 2004 is over.

The Guardian - July 7, 2022

Christopher Knaus – On the last day of summer, 2013, lawyer Bernard Collaery sat down to pen a missive to a client known only as Witness K.

WA Today - July 7, 2022

Lisa Visentin – Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has ordered the Commonwealth to drop the prosecution of lawyer Bernard Collaery, four years after he was charged with leaking classified in

June 8, 2022

Sydney Morning Herald - June 8, 2022

Lisa Visentin – Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus says there are "levers available" to the government on the handling of the Bernard Collaery case but remained tight-lipped about any steps

May 27, 2022

The Guardian - May 27, 2022

Christopher Knaus – The president of Timor-Leste, Jose Ramos-Horta, has accused former foreign affairs minister Alexander Downer of "avoiding and distorting" the issues around the 2004

May 26, 2022

ABC News - May 26, 2022

Elizabeth Byrne – Canberra lawyer Bernard Collaery will face trial in the ACT Supreme Court in October, four years after he was first charged with conspiring to release classified infor

May 18, 2022

ABC News - May 18, 2022

Elizabeth Byrne – Canberra lawyer Bernard Collaery has asked to be allowed to call for more evidence from two former presidents of East Timor to support his case as a judge orders a tri

May 16, 2022

Australian Associated Press - May 16, 2022

The Australian Capital Territory's (ACT) Supreme Court has ruled the lawfulness of an alleged Australian spying operation in East Timor is not relevant to whistleblower Bernard Collaery

The Guardian - May 16, 2022

Christopher Knaus – The federal government has successfully blocked Bernard Collaery from obtaining key documents about the lawfulness of the notorious spy operation against Timor-Leste

April 13, 2022

ABC News - April 13, 2022

Elizabeth Byrne – The High Court has put off considering whether details of an alleged Australian spying operation in Timor-Leste should remain secret during a criminal trial.

March 16, 2022

ABC News - March 16, 2022

Elizabeth Byrne – Evidence so secret that Canberra lawyer Bernard Collaery himself cannot know what it is will be permitted to be used by Commonwealth prosecutors in a trial against him

February 10, 2022

ABC News - February 10, 2022

Stephen Dziedzic – Documents filed in court claim that Australia may have been monitoring the phone calls of political leaders in Timor-Leste in 2000, four years before Australian intel

February 8, 2022

The Guardian - February 8, 2022

Christopher Knaus – Former foreign minister Alexander Downer privately boasted that Timor-Leste was an "open book" to the Australian government in the year 2000, well before the infamou

February 2, 2022

The Guardian - February 2, 2022

Christopher Knaus – Newly released cabinet documents reveal Australia was preoccupied with the interests of major oil and gas corporations in the Timor Sea years before it bugged the Ti

January 18, 2022

The Guardian - January 18, 2022

Christopher Knaus – The federal government has been accused of making a "disgraceful" attempt to cast secrecy over a case relating to Australia's negotiations with Timor-Leste in the ye

November 10, 2021

Crikey.com - November 10, 2021
Kishor Napier-Raman – The Bernard Collaery case is back in court today, as lawyers for Attorney-General Michaelia Cash try to introduce more secret evidence against him.
The Guardian - November 10, 2021

Christopher Knaus – The federal government is attempting to introduce new "super-secret" evidence against Bernard Collaery in the Timor-Leste spying case, prompting fury from Collaery a

October 7, 2021

Brisbane Times - October 7, 2021

Kieran Pender – The sorry saga of the prosecution of Bernard Collaery, an eminent Canberra lawyer, has seen a number of unhappy chapters.

The Guardian - October 7, 2021

Christopher Knaus – Former Timor-Leste president Xanana Gusmao says the continuing prosecution of Bernard Collaery is an "insult" to his country and has urged Australia to drop the case

October 6, 2021

Sydney Morning Herald Editorial - October 6, 2021

The ACT Court of Appeal has struck an important blow for transparency and the public's right to know in a judgment on Tuesday in the case of Bernard Collaery, the lawyer who blew the wh

Crikey - October 6, 2021

Bernard Keane – In a significant defeat for the federal government and former attorney-general Christian Porter, the Supreme Court of the ACT has overturned secrecy orders demanded by P

WA Today - October 6, 2021

Anthony Galloway – Sensitive details surrounding Australia's alleged bugging operation of East Timor will be heard in public after the ACT Court of Appeal ruled that requiring large par

The Guardian - October 6, 2021

Christopher Knaus – Former Witness K lawyer Bernard Collaery says a ruling that lifts secrecy over significant parts of his trial is a "victory for justice" and a testament to the legal

August 15, 2021

The Guardian - August 15, 2021

Christopher Knaus – The government will be forced to defend its decision to withhold long-secret cabinet documents about negotiations with Timor-Leste in the years prior to the controve

August 12, 2021

SBS News - August 12, 2021

Anna Henderson – The federal opposition has committed to hold an inquiry into claims Australian spies were eavesdropping on the government of Timor-Leste during highly sensitive oil and

August 11, 2021

The Guardian - August 11, 2021

Christopher Knaus – Australia's 2004 spy mission targeting Timor-Leste during oil and gas negotiations was "neither legal nor initiated properly" and former prime minister John Howard i

July 4, 2021

ABC News - July 4, 2021

Elizabeth Byrne – I can't tell you who Witness K is.

June 22, 2021

World Socialist Website - June 22, 2021

Mike Head – A former senior Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) officer, known publicly only as "Witness K," was sentenced to a suspended jail term last Friday.

June 21, 2021

Sydney Morning Herald - June 21, 2021

Susan Connelly – Witness K's three months suspended sentence for conspiring to reveal classified information about an alleged spying operation arose from his guilty plea, which required

Sydney Morning Herald Editorial - June 21, 2021

Australia is giving its security agencies ever more powers to fight terrorism, foreign influence and international crime but the case of Witness K, which concluded on Friday, has raised

The Guardian - June 21, 2021

Christopher Knaus – Jose Ramos-Horta will formally request that Timor-Leste award Witness K the nation's highest honour, praising him for exposing "Australian government perfidy, bad fa

June 20, 2021

Associated Press - June 20, 2021

Canberra, Australia – Australia's suppression of information seen as pivotal to a free and open media is at the center of accusations that the country has become one of the world's most

June 18, 2021

Melbourne Age - June 18, 2021

David Estcourt and Anthony Galloway – The former Australian spy known as Witness K has been handed a three-month suspended sentence for conspiring to reveal classified information about

The Guardian - June 18, 2021

Christopher Knaus – Witness K has been spared jail time for his role in exposing Australia's 2004 bugging of Timor-Leste with a Canberra court finding he appeared to be motivated by jus

ABC News - June 18, 2021

Elizabeth Byrne – The former Australian spy dubbed Witness K has been given a three-month suspended sentence for conspiring to reveal classified information about an alleged spying oper

June 17, 2021

The Guardian - June 17, 2021

Christopher Knaus – Lawyers for the former intelligence officer Witness K have urged a court to spare him a criminal conviction for his role in unearthing Australia's bugging of Timor-L

WA Today - June 17, 2021

Anthony Galloway – The former spy known as Witness K has pleaded guilty to conspiring to reveal classified information about an alleged Australian operation to bug East Timor's cabinet