July, 2018

Labor and media ‘gutless’ on Timor-Leste bugging scandal

, Jul 09, 2018

Crikey readers put pressure on those staying silent on Witness K.

Timor-Leste bugging was our Watergate — except in this version, Nixon wins

, Jul 06, 2018

Neither Labor nor News Corp are interested in one of the greatest scandals and cover-ups of recent Australian history, the bugging of Timor-Leste.

Dreyfus and Carr revealed bugging first — so why have K and Collaery been charged?

, Jul 03, 2018

The prosecution of Bernard Collaery and Witness K for revealing the bugging of Timor-Leste overlooks that Bob Carr and Mark Dreyfus revealed espionage claims first, and reckoned the allegations "weren't new".

A bad week for Witness K. A worse week for Australian citizens.

, Jul 02, 2018

Crikey readers explore the ramifications of the prosecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery, plus the detention of a NZ teenager.

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.

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.

Widening terror laws allows government to pursue non-terrorist enemies

, Oct 09, 2017

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.

Witness K gets international recognition

, May 09, 2016

It’s one of the more disgraceful, and criminally underreported, examples of the current government’s war on whistleblowers (and one entirely supported by Labor): the harassment of Witness K, the former ASIS agent who revealed ASIS’ illegal bugging of the East Timorese government in 2004 for the benefit of Australian resources companies. Later today, Witness K’s […]