June, 2018

Labor stands shoulder to shoulder with Turnbull on Timor Leste cover-up

, Jun 29, 2018

As the prosecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery shows, the establishment of a police state in Australia is a bipartisan affair.

Collaery prosecution targets ABC but strangely misses News Corp

, Jun 29, 2018

There's something suspicious about the charges against Witness K lawyer Bernard Collaery -- in particular, the strange absence of a certain media organisation.

Government looks to jail lawyer and former agent in staggering attack on free speech

, Jun 28, 2018

In an extraordinary prosecution likely to have massive ramifications for free speech in Australia, the Coalition government wants to jail lawyer Bernard Collaery and former intelligence officer Witness K in relation to the revelation that ASIS illegally bugged East Timor's government.

Australia’s silence on Timor-Leste election speaks of frayed bond

, May 17, 2018

Australia continues to ignore the impressive display of democracy in action in Timor-Leste, a country it has routinely let down since independence.

East Timor’s latest election shows a democracy maturing

, May 14, 2018

East Timor is in for another change of government after the weekend's election. What will it mean for the nation's fragile democracy?

Timor-Leste’s problems run deeper than a hung parliament, and they begin with Australia

, Mar 01, 2018

With a new energy deal with Australia on the table, and with an end to a year of political gridlock in sight, the future should be bright for Timor-Leste. But will it fall pray to the same pattern of corruption that led it here?

Keane: no politician has the spine to stand up to Australia’s intelligence state

, Dec 21, 2017

As the case of Witness K has made clear, if you stand up against Australia's intelligence apparatus you will be crushed, and elected officials will fall in line.

Democracy in meltdown as East Timorese PM denounces ‘coup’

, Dec 12, 2017

The prime minister of East Timor is refusing to allow parliament to reconvene because he will face a vote of no confidence. What next?

Australia continues rich and time-honoured tradition of swindling East Timor

, Sep 04, 2017

Australia's treatment of East Timor has always been exploitative. Under the Turnbull government, nothing has changed.

Are we the bad guys? Australia’s ruthless past with East Timor

, Aug 30, 2017

In her new book Crossing the Line Kim McGrath exposes Australia's brutal opportunism towards East Timor, and the atrocities we were willing to condone to serve our national interest.