Bernard Collaery, right, the ex-spy’s former lawyer, addresses the media outside the court in Canberra. Photo: AP

Former Australian spy to plead guilty in East Timor bugging case

  • Lawyers for the former agent, known only as ‘Witness K’, told a Canberra court he would plead guilty to blowing the whistle on the spying operation
  • Unlike most democracies, Australia has no formal protections for freedom of the press or for whistle-blowers who expose alleged government wrongdoing
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Bernard Collaery, right, the ex-spy’s former lawyer, addresses the media outside the court in Canberra. Photo: AP
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