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Secret trials: our judges need to resist the government’s pressure

Anyone who is interested knows in their heart that the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, on behalf of the government, bugged the cabinet room and...

The two countries had solemnly agreed to negotiate in good faith.

  • Ian Cunliffe
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

Coyly, the federal government has neither confirmed nor denied the bugging.

But if there was no bugging, it would not breach official secrets laws to say there was.

The operation was conducted under cover of an aid project – a cruel, modern take on the Trojan horse.

The bugging was almost certainly a crime in Timor Leste and…

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