In 2004, an Australian spy raised concerns about techniques Australia was using to get an advantage over East Timor.At the time, the government was embroiled in tense talks with its northern neighbour about lucrative access to oil and gas in the Timor Sea. File Photo: AFP

Has Australian media been muzzled by new ‘national security’ law that is scaring journalists into silence?

Canberra’s bid to get a better oil deal with East Timor by bugging its government is now a taboo topic, as reporters fear revealing ‘secrets’ could see them end up in prison

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In 2004, an Australian spy raised concerns about techniques Australia was using to get an advantage over East Timor.At the time, the government was embroiled in tense talks with its northern neighbour about lucrative access to oil and gas in the Timor Sea. File Photo: AFP
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