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Drawing the Line: East Timor & Australia

Monday 17th March 2014

Late last year the office of Canberra lawyer Bernard Collaery was raided by agents from ASIO and the Federal Police.

 

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’ is a revealing insight into national security in the post-Cold War environment. Do governments too freely use espionage for economic advantage? And is it in the national interest?

 

Click to watch the video.

 

 

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