Witness K to plead guilty as lawyer Bernard Collaery committed to stand trial

Updated August 29 2019 - 11:13am, first published August 6 2019 - 12:30pm

More than a year after the former spy Witness K and his lawyer Bernard Collaery were charged over the exposure of an Australian bugging operation on the tiny nation of East Timor, the pair have parted ways, with the spy to plead guilty and the lawyer to fight what he called a "contemptible" charge.

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Alexandra Back

Senior Court Reporter

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