Witness K Xanana Gusmao

Former president of Timor-Leste Xanana Gusmão

The illegal bugging of the Timor-Leste cabinet by the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) in 2004, and the efforts of subsequent governments to cover it up, are only a part of the long history of Australia's foreign policy being used for the commercial benefit of resource companies, a new book demonstrates.