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Timor Sea Spy Scandal

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October 16, 2020

The Guardian - October 16, 2020

Christopher Knaus – The nation's peak legal group has thrown its support behind Bernard Collaery as he defends the Timor-Leste spying case, warning that laws used to shroud proceedings

September 30, 2020

The Guardian - September 30, 2020

Christopher Knaus – Government lawyers have invoked cabinet confidence in an attempt to stop Bernard Collaery and his team from viewing a briefing to the prime minister relevant to the

September 2, 2020

The Guardian - September 2, 2020

Christopher Knaus – The former Timor-Leste president Jose Ramos-Horta has urged Australia to show wisdom, honesty and compassion by stopping the unfair prosecution of Witness K and Bern

August 26, 2020

The Guardian - August 26, 2020

Christopher Knaus – Attorney general Christian Porter has been accused of abusing the National Security Information Act after interfering in court proceedings to screen documents held b

August 16, 2020

The Guardian - August 16, 2020

Ian Cunliffe – Timor-Leste only achieved independence in 2002. It was Asia's poorest country and desperately needed revenue.

July 23, 2020

Sydney Morning Herald - July 23, 2020

Ian Cunliffe – Anyone who is interested knows in their heart that the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, on behalf of the government, bugged the cabinet room and other offices of

July 16, 2020

WA Today - July 16, 2020

John Hewson – Scott Morrison has stated he wants to govern in the "Howard tradition", but sadly that has also entailed adopting the worst of John Howard's strategies: to admit or expla

July 11, 2020

The Guardian - July 11, 2020

Kim McGrath – In the first week of January 2019, a private jet landed at Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport in Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste.

July 10, 2020

The Guardian - July 10, 2020

Christopher Knaus – Bernard Collaery has signalled he will appeal against a ruling that shrouds crucial parts of his trial in secrecy.

June 27, 2020

Eurasia Review - June 27, 2020

Binoy Kampmark – This week has not been a good one for the Australian legal system.

March 19, 2020

Inside Story - March 19, 2020

Hamish McDonald – With the release of his book detailing the sorry saga of Australia's negotiations with less well-equipped neighbours over oil in the Timor Sea, Canberra lawyer Bernar

November 27, 2019

ABC News - November 27, 2019

Elizabeth Byrne – Two ex-leaders of Timor-Leste and a former Australian cabinet minister have provided evidence in support of Bernard Collaery, the lawyer for Australian ex-spy "Witnes

November 15, 2019

Australian Associated Press - November 15, 2019

The former spy who revealed an Australian bugging scandal in East Timor will face a plea hearing in April.

October 17, 2019

Australian Associated Press - October 17, 2019

A Canberra court has shut down a private citizen's bid to provide advice to the court in a trial involving an East Timor bugging scandal.

October 7, 2019

Australian Associated Press - October 7, 2019

Human rights lawyers say the case against a whistleblower at the centre of a bugging scandal involving East Timor should never have made it to court.

October 2, 2019

Australian Associated Press - October 2, 2019

The judge overseeing a case against the lawyer of a former spy at the centre of a bugging scandal involving East Timor could face 10 years in jail if he breaches secrecy arrangements.

Australian Associated Press - October 2, 2019

The judge overseeing a case against the lawyer of a former spy at the centre of a bugging scandal involving East Timor could face 10 years in jail if he breaches secrecy arrangements.

September 26, 2019

Australian Associated Press - September 26, 2019

The long-running legal cases of a former spy and his lawyer, who are at the centre of a bugging scandal involving East Timor, have returned to a Canberra court.

September 16, 2019

Australian Associated Press - September 16, 2019

A magistrate presiding over the case of a former spy who blew the whistle on an East Timor bugging scandal has bemoaned the matter proceeding "unnaturally slowly".

August 30, 2019

Sydney Morning Herald - August 30, 2019

James Massola, Dili – Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dismissed calls for the Australian government to drop the prosecution of whistleblowers Bernard Collaery and Witness K.

Australian Associated Press - August 30, 2019

Australia will not compensate East Timor for an alleged $5 billion in gas revenue it collected during a previous treaty signed after it spied on the country by bugging its offices.

August 29, 2019

Associated Press - August 29, 2019

Rod McGuirk – A former Australian spy charged with conspiring to reveal classified information about an allegation that Australia bugged East Timor's government during negotiations ove

SBS News - August 29, 2019

Timor-Leste's Nobel Peace Prize-winning former Prime Minister Jose Ramos-Horta says Australia "should get over it" and drop charges against two whistleblowers who revealed covert spyin

The Guardian - August 29, 2019

Paul Karp – Counsel for the former spy Witness K has launched a broadside at Legal Aid ACT, accusing it of an "extraordinary unexplained roadblock" in approving funding for the whistle

August 28, 2019

Sydney Morning Herald - August 28, 2019

James Massola, Dili – Some of East Timor's most respected political leaders are demanding the Morrison government drop the prosecution of Australian whistleblowers Bernard Collaery and