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Indonesian troops at the house in which the Balibo Five sheltered before being killed (Image: AAP/National Archives of Australia)

Balibo 45 years on — and it still stinks of cover-up and collusion

Today marks 45 years since five Australian journalists were murdered in East Timor. Yet questions about who knew what and when still remain.

Xanana Gusmao, leader of the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

‘Something has to give’: Timor-Leste slowdown looms amid government chaos

Timor-Leste is facing the prospect of recession, after a ruling party abstained from supporting its own budget.

Supporters of lawyer Bernard Collaery and Witness K (Image: AAP /Lukas Coch)

The big question that has gone unanswered in the Witness K saga

Did our government break the law in the 2004 bugging incident? Australians deserve to know.

Meet the Timor-Leste 12 who could benefit from the Witness K cover-up

The government is desperate to hide its prosecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery. But who will benefit from a cover-up?

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten leave an RSL Centenary gathering in Melbourne, Monday, June 6, 2016. The RSL has called for bipartisan support for a plan to re-establish a national centre for military and veteran health. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

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

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

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

Barrister Bernard Collaery (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

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

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

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

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

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?

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