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Witness K lawyer alleges ‘extraordinary unexplained roadblock’ in funding his case

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Counsel for the former Australian spy tells court he applied for legal aid more than a year ago in his ‘complex’ case Counsel for the former spy Witness K has launched a broadside at Legal Aid ACT, accusing it of an “extraordinary unexplained roadblock” in approving funding for the whistleblower’s case.Witness K has decided to plead guilty in the ACT magistrates court to one charge of communicating secret information obtained in the course of his duties as an Australian Secret Intelligence Service agent by revealing Australia’s spying on Timor-Leste in 2004 during talks to carve up resources in the Timor Sea. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/aug/29/witness-k-lawyer-alleges-extraordinary-unexplained-roadblock-funding-case

Author : Paul Karp

Publish date : 2019-08-29 02:15:14

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