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Bernard Collaery trial: Handing over documents would have 'chilling effect', government argues

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By Blake Foden
Updated October 1 2020 - 5:18am, first published September 30 2020 - 8:00am
Bernard Collaery leaves the ACT courts after an earlier appearance. Picture: Jamila Toderas

The federal government is trying to block Bernard Collaery and his lawyers from reading a briefing prepared for the prime minister on the East Timor bugging scandal, arguing the material is "cabinet-in-confidence".

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.

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