Next on Four Corners, reporter Marian Wilkinson investigates the events leading up to the ASIO raids on Bernard Collaery and the former spy and reveals the growing friction between Dili and Canberra over the row.
East Timor’s advisors are now arguing Australia spied for commercial reasons. Former treaty negotiator Peter Galbraith tells Four Corners: “the Australian Government was shockingly close to the oil companies.”
‘Drawing the Line’, reported by Marian Wilkinson and presented by Kerry O’Brien, goes to air on Monday 17th March at 8.30pm on ABC1. It is replayed on Tuesday 18th March at 11.00am and 11.35pm. It can also be seen on ABC News 24 on Saturday at 8.00pm, ABC iview and at abc.net.au/4corners.