The unjust prosecution of Bernard Collaery has finally ended


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For a decade, Bernard Collaery has been at the centre of an extraordinary legal diplomatic scandal in Australia.
An esteemed lawyer, Collaery had been staring down a possible jail sentence for helping to expose allegations of Australian wrongdoing in East Timor.

A tale of spies, oil and accusations of greed.​


Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has finally put an end to Canberra lawyer Bernard Collaery’s criminal prosecution, closing a decades-long scandal and witch hunt that should never have been commenced.

The funniest thing is, that I worked this out (about the oil) several years after my deployment to East Timor in 2001. I had finally woken up to the lies all & discharged in 2002. - Vel

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