Opinion

Why it's imperative we fight 'state capture'

By Kathryn Kelly
February 20 2022 - 6:25pm
Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer (right) and Timor-Leste Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Dr Jose Ramos-Horta (left) sign the treaty on maritime arrangements in the Timor Sea in 2006. Picture: Getty Images

The Australian government's bugging of the Timor-Leste government in 2004 is unlikely to have been the first time the fledgling nation's leaders were spied on by Australia.

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