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Witness K scandal: decision to charge Timor-Leste bugging whistleblower was ‘independent’

  • Attorney general Christian Porter refuses to detail why he approved prosecution of former spy

The attorney general has refused to elaborate on why he approved the prosecution of a former spy who revealed Australia had bugged Timor-Leste’s cabinet rooms, describing it as an “independent decision” of prosecutors.

  • Paul Karp
  • The Guardian

Porte 1aIndependent MP Andrew Wilkie has blasted the government for approving the prosecution and suggested it has leaked information to a journalist to defend its position.

On Thursday Wilkie used parliamentary privilege to reveal the man, a…

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