Employed to spy charged for spying why? Whistleblowing is Political embarassment. (ODT}
A former spy who exposed an Australian bugging operation against the tiny nation of East Timor has been charged with criminal offences along with his lawyer, independent MP Andrew Wilkie has sensationally revealed in Parliament.
The charges against the former officer with the Australian Secret Intelligence Service – the nation’s foreign intelligence collection agency – is the latest chapter in a long-running saga about the 2004 bugging of East Timor’s ministerial offices, allegedly to help Australia in its dispute with East Timor over a key maritime boundary.