The lawyer and his client, Witness K, are accused of disclosing information related to a covert ASIS spying operation. These are the legal issues that are likely to be raised at trial.
Two decades after it helped the Timorese people gain their freedom, Canada would do well to provide a significant helping hand to the country again.
Timor-Leste has had a long and violent history of struggle for self-determination, and while there is much to celebrate, there is also still much to do.
The prosecution wants a closed trial, while the defence wants to keep secret only what's necessary to protect Australia’s national security.
Canada's clashes with Indonesia in the 1990s over human rights abuses contain lessons for the current Canadian-Saudi Arabian diplomatic dispute.
Prosecuting whistleblowers has the potential to further shake public confidence in Australia's criminal justice system.
Targeting Witness K and his lawyer in the Timor-Leste bugging case shows a government increasingly hostile to the media.
Despite a breakthrough on boundaries in the Timor Sea, the crucial question of how the shared oil and gas are to be developed remains unresolved.
Timor-Leste's vibrant democracy is seen as a bright light in a troubled region, but political instability could threaten the progress it has made.
Despite the passionate for which they are usually fought, independence movements are rarely successful and their outcomes less than hoped for.
A 2006 treaty governing the A$40 billion Greater Sunrise oil and gas fields has been a source of contention for a number of years.
A conflict over the maritime border between the two countries has considerable implications for Timor-Leste’s future security, and its viability as an independent sovereign state.