Short background video on the history of Timor-Leste.
Note: the video does not mention the Timorese support of Australians in WWII, nor Australia’s economic espionage against Timor-Leste in 2004.

Click here for significant articles on the espionage and prosecutions from “The Guardian”.

Summary of Timor Sea Events since 2016
La’o Hamutuk – 10 October 2019 

Secrets, Spies and Trials – ABC Four Corners
The Four Corners episode on the espionage against Timor-Leste and the prosecution of those who told the truth
26 August 2019.

Witness K and the ‘outrageous’ spy scandal that failed to shame Australia
Christopher Knaus – The Guardian –  10 August 2019
Very good background to the issue.   Pdf here.

The Timor-Leste-Australia Maritime Boundary Treaty
La’o Hamutuk – 21 March 2018

International Court of Justice  – Press Release – 3 March 2014
The Court finds that Australia shall ensure that the content of the seized material is not used to the disadvantage of Timor-Leste

A Timeline of Events Leading up to Timor-Leste’s ICJ Claim Against Australia
The View from LL2 – 25 January 2014     Here is a pdf.

International Court of Justice – Press Release – 20 December 2013
The court tells Australia “to refrain from any act which might cause prejudice to the rights of …Timor-Leste..”


Telling the Truth about Timor  

Right to a Fair Trial

Postcards to Attorney-General

Timor Saga #1

These Charges Must be Dropped

Timor Saga #2  Two Scapegoats

Canberra Lawyer Faces Charges

Australia spied on friends

Witness K and Bernard Collaery


National security, legal professional privilege, and the Bar Rules
Bernard Collaery address at the ANU 11 June 2015
Paragraphs 19, 54, 58, 59, 62 and 65 are fairly absorbing.