“Witness K” in NSW Parliament

Post written by Susan Connelly
10 May, 2019
Long-time Timorese friend and advocate Mr Paul Lynch MP spoke in the NSW Parliament about the Witness K/Bernard Collaery case. Read the Hansard transcript. Also read Paul Gregoire’s fine article in “The Big Smoke”. [...]
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A Disturbing Book Launch

Post written by Susan Connelly
23 April, 2019
Read here a report of Bernard Collaery’s launching of Clinton Fernandes’ book “Island off the Coast of Asia” on 13 April 2019. Here is Richard Ackland’s comment on the launch in “The Saturday Paper” 20 April 2019. [...]

Former judge: “Witness K” case an abandonment of justice

Post written by Susan Connelly
27 March, 2019
It is a denial of justice to make defendants wait over 12 months before even preliminary matters are decided. “If the material is so significant a danger to national security if disclosed, then the result should be that the proceedings are abandoned,” former Judge Whealy has said. Read this article here.         [...]

These charges must be dropped!

Post written by Susan Connelly
8 March, 2019
Click here for a graphic that makes this complicated saga a little easier to understand. These Charges must be Dropped! [...]

Yet another secret hearing

Post written by Susan Connelly
6 March, 2019
East Timor spy scandal: Jury could hear Collaery, Witness K case Alexandra Back, The Canberra Times, 28 February, 2019 An account of the secret hearing on 28 February, which signalled another secret hearing in August. [...]

The Prosecution

Post written by Susan Connelly
5 March, 2019
East Timor spy scandal: Jury could hear Collaery, Witness K case Alexandra Back, The Canberra Times, 28 February, 2019 An account of the secret hearing on 28 February, which signalled another secret hearing in August. Hearings in Magistrate’s Court Hearing 1             12 September 2018 – held Hearing 2             29 October 2018 – adjourned to 1 November Hearing 3              1 November 2018 – adjourned to 7 November Hearing 4              7 November 2018 – held There were reports of a hearing to be held around 15 February, but that did not happen. Hearing 4            28 February 2019 – held in closed court [...]