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East Timor bugging: Politicians call for AFP to investigate Australian spies’ role in 2004 operation

Intelligence whistleblower turned independent MP Andrew Wilkie has called on the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to launch an investigation into the role the nation’s intelligence services played in the…

The 2004 incident led to a souring of the relationship between Canberra and East Timor, as the two nations were negotiating a deal on accessing offshore oil deposits at the time.

Referd 1aLast month, Mr Wilkie used parliamentary privilege to reveal the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions had lodged criminal charges against Canberra lawyer Bernard Collaery and a former spy known as ‘Witness K’ for…

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