Timor-Leste activists see the mistreatment of Witness K as yet more evidence of Australian arrogance and imperialism.
A failure by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions to put Michaelia Cash's staff on trial in relation to the AWU raids would send a grave signal about the independence of that office.
Over and over, the history of intelligence services in Australia is that the only people made to suffer are those who reveal wrongdoing or incompetence.
Crikey readers put pressure on those staying silent on Witness K.
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.
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".
As the prosecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery shows, the establishment of a police state in Australia is a bipartisan affair.
Crikey readers respond to the government's prosecution of Bernard Collaery, and Border Force's letter to a baby.
There's something suspicious about the charges against Witness K lawyer Bernard Collaery -- in particular, the strange absence of a certain media organisation.