Open & Shut: ASIS’ Crime + the Labor-Liberal Cover-up

 

 

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The lawyer at the centre of the East Timor cabinet-bugging scandal has finally broken his silence to defend himself and his client against attacks by Attorney-General George Brandis and Abbott government lawyers.

Lawyer Bernard Collaery says Australia’s foreign intelligence service, ASIS, blatantly breached Australian law in bugging the East Timorese cabinet in 2004 and that the Abbott government, perpetuating a cover-up that began under Julia Gillard, is deliberately smearing his client, the former ASIS officer at the centre of the scandal (known as Witness K), and himself to suppress information about the crime. Following an ASIO raid on Collaery and Witness K in late 2013, Witness K was barred by the government from leaving Australia to give evidence to the International Court of Justice about the East Timorese matter, and he remains blocked from leaving Australia to this day.

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