Fwd (GLW): EAST TIMOR: Australian government accused of spying

Greg Schofield gschofield at SPAMone.net.au
Sun Jun 17 08:51:24 MDT 2001


Don't worry about Telstra lies, they are forced to do so under laws
introduced after the coup of 1975, if they were truthful they would have to
say they cannot confirm or deny because they could be subject to six months
gaol (which of course by saying so would be a confirmation so they would go
to gaol) really nice set of laws.

There is little doubt that Telstra would be tapping the phones, just as the
Australia army in Darwin monitors every radio transmission in the area.

Greg Schofield
Perth Australia

At 11:20  17/06/01 +1000, you wrote:
>The following article appears in the current issue of Green Left Weekly
>(http://www.greenleft.org.au):
>
>EAST TIMOR: Australian government accused of spying
>
>Joao Carrascalao, a cabinet member of the United Nations Transitional
>Administration in East Timor, told ABC radio on June 4 that
>telecommunications carrier Telstra is spying on Timorese leaders' phone
>calls for the Australian government.
>
>Telstra has played a major role in restoring East Timor's telecommunications
>systems, but has failed to set up a main switch in Dili which means that all
>communications must go via Australia. This makes it easy for calls to be
>monitored.
>
>Telstra said it does not confirm or deny monitoring and only monitors
>communications as directed by Australian law enforcement agencies.






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