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Spies Like Us: how Timor’s oil and gas delivered justice to Bernard Collaery

The prosecution of Bernard Collaery was dropped after pressure from Timor-Leste and fears of China’s expansion.

It’s not great news for other whistleblowers such as David McBride, Richard Boyle or Julian Assange.

  • Rex Patrick
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Rex Patrick reports.

Other than those high up in the intelligence community, and those involved in the 2004 spying on Timor-Leste’s sea boundary negotiating team with the aim of defrauding the impoverished country of its oil and gas resource, most people welcomed Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus announcement on 7 July that he was stopping the…

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