October 9, 2017 17
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.
June 2, 2016 5
Why are the major parties trying to smear Nick Xenophon for a donor's link to East Timor whistleblower Bernard Collaery?
June 12, 2015 21
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.
May 27, 2015 8
After another estimates debacle, Vivienne Thom leaves the role of Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security with its reputation badly damaged.
September 1, 2014 25
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.
June 5, 2014 2
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.
December 5, 2013 30
The whistleblower in the East Timor spying case tried to use internal mechanisms to raise concerns, and was ignored. They're now under fire for going public. Well, what were they supposed to do?