Bernard Keane October 9, 2017 17 Comments
When governments use words like "terrorism" and "security", the scrutiny that should be applied to them switches off, allowing them to get away with far more than they otherwise could.
Michael Sainsbury June 2, 2016 5 Comments
Why are the major parties trying to smear Nick Xenophon for a donor's link to East Timor whistleblower Bernard Collaery?
Bernard Keane June 12, 2015 21 Comments
Our foreign spy agency blatantly broke the law in 2004 when it bugged the East Timorese cabinet. But those who lawfully revealed it have been smeared and attacked.
Bernard Keane May 27, 2015 8 Comments
After another estimates debacle, Vivienne Thom leaves the role of Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security with its reputation badly damaged.
Bernard Keane September 1, 2014 25 Comments
The government's move to prosecute a whistleblower and his lawyer for revealing an ASIS scandal illustrates its determination to send a signal to all potential whistleblowers.
Bernard Keane June 5, 2014 2 Comments
The refusal of the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security to acknowledge major concerns about spying on East Timor reflects how broken our system of intelligence oversight really is.