New Book and Video from Maritime Boundaries Office Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste’s Maritime Boundary Office has launched – New Frontiers: Timor-Leste’s Historic Conciliation on Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea – a publication that documents the first-ever compulsory conciliation process under the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea.
Greater Sunrise Oilfields and Food Insecurity in Timor-Leste
Dispute processes have cost time and money that could have been better spent exploiting the field’s resources, creating jobs and generating revenue.
Why Timor-Leste took its $484 million Greater Sunrise gamble
The oil-dependent country’s acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ 30% Greater Sunrise stake is seen as the final step in securing sovereignty. But is it worth the risk?
Bill introduced to implement Treaty with Timor-Leste
Legislation to implement the landmark Maritime Boundary Treaty with Timor-Leste introduced into the Australian Parliament.
Developing Timor-Leste’s Oil Resource: At what cost? Analysis
Hard times ahead for a politically divided Timor-Leste
Madness is Catching
Scapegoating in the Coalition
Susan Connelly’s article for Eureka Street, 16 August 2018. It is a Girardian reflection on the maiden speech of a Senator which puts the blame for many of Australia’s ills onto migrants, particularly Muslim people.
René Girard interpreted human violence in a way that challenges each of us to face reality in this increasingly violent world. Find here some articles which give an introduction to his extraordinary work and thought.
On August 15, 1962, the future of West Papua was determined by the Netherlands, Indonesia and the USA in the so-called “New York Agreement”. The voice missing was that of the West Papuan people.
Please find here a “Writing Rings for Righting Wrongs” concerning the Australian Border Force Act 2015 which removes the right of health professionals and others to report abuse in detention centres.
Vanishing Tribes is a free, interactive, 70-page illustrated eBook that tells a fictional story based on real events in West Papua. It is a tribute to the people of this island nation and their unstoppable determination against all odds to regain their freedom through 50 years of passive resistance.
East Timor drops spying case against Australia at UN International Court of Justice.
Click here to read about a demonstration in Parliament House to draw attention to asylum seekers. Innocent people should not be locked up.
Apolos Sroyer, a traditional leader in West Papua has been arrested for expressing his opinion in a peaceful demonstration. Click here to find out ways to help him.
Read the ACTU policy on the Timor Sea resources passed at the May 2015 Conference.
What is the Melanesian Spearhead Group?
Helping West Papua join. WP 4 MSG
The President of Timor-Leste: “In April, I met Indonesian President Joko Widodo. He and I agreed to immediately give a renewed boost to the negotiation of the borders between Timor-Leste and Indonesia, especially the sea border. The land border is 98% established…..With regard to Australia, Timor-Leste has also proposed the start of negotiations for the definition of our shared sea border. We continue to wait for an answer to our proposal…”. Read the President’s speech here: TimorLeste President Speech 20 May 2015
The most effective means of supporting justice in Timor-Leste is to visit your Member of Parliament about the Timor Sea issues.
Watch the GetUp! Australia ad about Australia’s responsibility to agree on a permanent border in the Timor Sea. Timor-Leste needs the border for its stability, and Australia needs it for its integrity.
Here are two articles concerning the anniversary of World War I, both of which critique the manipulation of the Anzac image.
Don Watson: “Lest we go over the top”
Read here the statement of the Sisters of St Joseph on asylum seekers, dated July 4, 2014
Josephites from around the world have joined the Refugee Council and other human rights groups in pleading for the rights of desperate people fleeing for their lives.
Click here for a short clip on the Timor Sea issues.
This four minute visual asks why there is no maritime boundary between Australia and Timor-Leste.
With maps, a cartoon, photos of graffiti in Dili and some disturbing facts about the benefits Australia has already received from disputed oil and gas areas, it gives a potted history and a call to action.
Aussie_Aussie_Aussie (Timor Sea Resources)
Generous? Not. (Timor Sea Resources)
Connelly 17.05.14 Timor Sea (Timor Sea Resources)
Kirsty Sword Timor Sea Forum 17 May 2014 (Timor Sea Resources)
McGrath_Oil, gas and spy games in the Timor Sea (Timor Sea Resources)
Fernandes_Cutting the Gordian Knot (Timor Sea Resources)
ABC Radio – Closer ties between China and East Timor
Victimising asylum seekers Palm Sunday Rally Sydney
Dorling 04.04.14 Australia’s suppression of East Timor papers
Timor Sea map
Draw the Line in the Timor Sea Short film clip.
Teach Timorese History 2012 (East Timor)
Walsh, P. International Tribunal (East Timor)
Timor Under Siege (East Timor 1975-1999)
Santa Cruz (East Timor 1991)
Prayer for Elections (East Timor)
Paddy’s Story (East Timor)
António’s Story (East Timor)
Luisa’s Story (East Timor)
Maria Gorete’s Story (East Timor)
James Dunn: CAVR (East Timor)
NSW Forum 2012 (East Timor)
Caught in the Middle (World War II)
Leach, M. “Talking Portuguese” (East Timor)