This is Australian politics' biggest scandal, and the most powerful people in the country are ensuring you know as little about it as possible.
We need to stop kidding ourselves that we're so different from the Chinese on surveillance and control. They just do it better than us.
The resort to suppression orders by our courts undermines faith in the legal system and is used by the legal industry to avoid scrutiny.
Ignore the Coalition's partisan sniping at Labor over encryption backdoors: Labor's record shows it can't be trusted to push back against corruption and misconduct by powerful security agencies.
Crikey readers discuss the Witness K trial, the Victorian Election preference battle and Scott Morrison's religious bent.
The Witness K and Bernard Collaery case could well continue behind closed doors, prompting great concern over their right to a fair trial. But who gets to make the decision?
Crikey receives responses from Animal Justice Party president Bruce Poon and Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm.
The government is trying dirty tricks in its efforts to prevent the public from knowing about its persecution of Witness K and Bernard Collaery.