Audio and Video Programs

Senate Estimates
29 May 2021
The public interest in prosecuting Bernard Collaery & Witness K has not been properly considered by the Commonwealth Director or Public Prosecutions, as evidenced in this detailed Senate Estimates discussion between Senator Kim Carr and Rex Patrick MP

“Reluctant Savior”  based on the book by Professor Clinton Fernandes.
This documentary is being produced and directed by Gil Scrine  0418 596 482


Alan Moir’s brilliant cartoon and a summary of the spying and prosecutions.

High profile whistle-blower trial to be kept out of the public eye
Norman Swan interviews Steve Bracks – RN Breakfast – 29 June 2020  Audio 9 minutes

Australia: Secret State?
Features Bernard Collaery, Clinton Fernandes, Nick Xenophon, Dennis Richardson, Jacinta Carroll, Annika Smethurst.
QandA – ABC TV – 22 June 2020     Here is a pdf.

Mark Humphries looks at the secret trials of Bernard Collaery and Witness K
7:30 – A bit of a laugh.

Christian Porter and a secret trial have destroyed my practice, Witness K lawyer Bernard Collaery says
Adam Harvey – ABC 7:30 – 16 June 2020   Here’s a transcript.

Exclusive interview with former ACT attorney-general lawyer Bernard Collaery who’s at the centre of a secret trial the media can’t cover
Paul Barry – Media Watch – 15 June 2020   Click here for Transcript
Click here for the questions addressed to the Attorney-General and his response.

How a national security law is leading to secret trials in Australia
The Full Story  – Laura Murphy-Oates interviews Christopher Knause – 01 June 2020
Audio 26 minutes. First 15 min concern Witness K and Bernard Collaery, followed by discussion of the secret trial of “Witness J”.

Closed trial seeks to ‘conceal govt wrongdoing’ against Timor Leste
Green Left Weekly – Susan Connelly interviewed by Paul Oboohov – 25 May 2020  Transcript pdf.

Bernard Collaery on Spying and Subterfuge in Australia’s history with Timor-Leste
3RRR Melbourne – The Grapevine  – 16 March 2020    Audio 25 minutes

Hidden Bugs and Helium: Bernard Collaery on our troubled history with East Timor
Phillip Adams – Late Night Live – 12 March 2020   Audio

Bernard Collaery in Conversation with Linda Jaivin
Adelaide Writers’ Festival – 1 March 2020


The spy scandal that laid bare Australia’s record on whistleblowers
Podcast  October 2019

Transcript of Whistleblower segment – Christiane Amanpour (US) – 22 October 2019
Michael Martin interviews Tom Mueller
Interesting information from the US  on the dangers of being a whistleblower

Former attorney-general George Brandis had ‘misgivings’ about prosecuting Witness K and Collaery
Steve Cannane and Peter Cronau – ABC Four Corners – 26 August 2019

Secrets, spies and trials: national security vs the public’s right to know
Steve Cannane and Peter Cronau – ABC Four Corners TRAILER – 26 August 2019

Secrets, spies and trials: national security vs the public’s right to know
Full program.

Visit Timor-Leste
Juice Media – 10 August 2019 – Teachers’ /PG Version
Superb 9 minute visual of all the issues.

Witness K to plead guilty in Timor-Leste spying case, but co-accused to fight charges
Radio National Drive – 6 August 2019
Professor Clinton Fernandes explains the implications of the hearing.

Our country is a better place because of journalists and whistleblowers: Andrew Wilkie MP
Talk given by Andrew Wilkie – 30 July 2019 –
In 2003 Andrew Wilkie resigned his position at ONA so that he could speak out about his view that Sadam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction…. He lost his job and “became unemployable in Canberra.” After receiving death threats, having his reputation trashed, losing his marriage, being dropped by friends, and many other consequences as a result of speaking the truth, eventually Wilkie was elected as an independent member of parliament. He spoke about his experiences and the importance of free media.

Bernard Collaery on ABC radio with Linda Mottram
ABC  –
5 June 2019


Media Watch Episode
Media Watch – ABC TV – 2 July 2018    Here’s a pdf.
“So it was a Watergate situation. They broke in and they bugged, in a total breach of sovereignty, the cabinet room, the ministerial offices of then prime minister (Mari) Alkitiri (sic) and his government. They placed clandestine listening devices in the ministerial conference room…” (The Australian, 29 May, 2013).

Andrew Wilkie MP announces the prosecutions of “Witness K” and Bernard Collaery in Parliament
27 June 2018     5 Minutes   Read pdf here.


Drawing the Line
Marian Wilkinson and Peter Cronau – Four Corners, ABC TV – 17 March 2014
Click here for pdf.

Did the walls have ears?
Hagar Cohen – ABC Background Briefing  – 23 February 2014

UN Court hears ET case against Australia
SBS Radio 23 January 2014


Defence accused of attempting to stop critical book
Nick McKenzie – ABC AM – 13 October 2005
Concerning the government’s efforts to stop the publication of Professor Clinton Fernandes’ book “Reluctant Saviour”.

Draw the Line in the Timor Sea (Video of a powerpoint presentation)