East Timor bugging scandal: Attorney General’s push for secret trial diminishes us as a nation – Michael West

Timor Gap dispute

The Attorney General is waging war against lawyer Bernard Collaery and his client in pushing the line that the sky will fall in if the Commonwealth has to admit in open court that ASIS bugged Timor-Leste. Yet the allegation has been widely noted in hundreds of reports over many years, including by the International Court of Justice, and nobody seems in any doubt it is true. Lawyer Ian Cunliffe reports on the latest judgment in the saga that has cost taxpayers nearly $2.5 million before the trial has even started.

East Timor bugging scandal: Attorney General’s push for secret trial diminishes us as a nation – Michael West

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