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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has refused to explain why documents about Australian spy operations during the Indonesian occupation of East Timor should remain secret. Since 2014, Canberra academic Clinton Fernandes has been trying to get access to the Australian Secret Intelligence Service's ...
Academic Clinton Fernandes has been fighting for access to ASIS records on East Timor; Australia's spy chief is scheduled to appear at a tribunal to explain why ASIS does not want the documents made public; The documents in question relate to Australia's covert operations during the Indonesian ...

The main assignments were to ensure the return of thousands of displaced Timorese from West Timor, provide border security in the New Zealand sector and helicopter support to the military, and offer training to the East Timor Defence Force. The pair's goal as reconnaissance snipers was to secure ...
Mrs Brown's career took her across the world to conflict zones in Afghanistan, East Timor and Iraq. “My first deployment was to Afghanistan as part of the reconstruction taskforce in 1996,” she said. “That's when they first went in so our job was to do all the pit and piping, put up all the satellite dishes, ran all ...
David Gallan, who heads the Bega Valley Advocates for Timor-Leste, says despite this vow of support, when the Indonesian government invaded East Timor in 1975 the Australian government did nothing, even though a third of the population died during 25 years of occupation. “Many Australians feel they ...
The May 12 vote, East Timor's second parliamentary election in less than a year, will pit a loose grouping of Fretilin and one minor party against a formal alliance of three parties led by the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction party of independence hero Xanana Gusmao, a giant in East Timor's ...

Tiny East Timor is surrounded by some of the most magnificent and untouched marine life in the world. The question for conservationists and government officials is clear: How can the poorest country in Southeast Asiaboth develop tourism and keep its pristine beauty?
DILI, East Timor — East Timor's political events have kicked off per month of campaigning for fresh parliamentary elections due in May with promises to significantly boost development in one of Asia's poorest countries. A minority federal government chosen previous July and led by the Fretilin party ...
Timor-Leste's 1.2 million people are facing their second election in just 10 months after the minority government of Mari Alkatiri's Fretilin (Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor) Party, which narrowly scored the most votes, but not an outright majority on July 23, 2017, failed to secure enough ...
But 16 years after gaining its independence after decades of bloody occupation, East Timor remains the poorest country in Southeast Asia. As politicians struggle to find new economic streams like oil pumping and coffee exports, none have proved powerful enough to raise the country out of poverty.
Gail Clifford supported the development of East Timor for 20 years before her death from cancer late last year. In addition to a number of trips to the region, Ms Clifford worked for Australian Volunteers International in East Timor. She was also a founding member of the Blue Mountains East Timor Sisters ...
About 97 percent (some 1.26 million) of East Timor's 1.3 million are Catholics, making it the most Catholic nation in Asia. But in absolute numbers, the Philippines has the largest Catholic population in the continent, with nearly 81 percent of its estimated 104 million people owing allegiance to the Pope of ...
While a third of East Timor's population wouldn't survive Indonesia's occupation, in the end Suharto's war became unwinnable. But Timor-Leste's relationship with its geography is complicated. Long an enabler of Timorese independence, the island's mountains are now a chief adversary in Dili's quest to ...
Macau (MNA) – A legal advisor at East Timor public investment agency TradeInvest Timor-Leste told Macau News Agency (MNA) the Portuguese speaking country government is looking to allow casino gaming licenses in the future. “This is the ideal time for a tourism company to go to Macau and maybe afterwards develop ...
East Timor's parliament was dissolved in January after a minority government formed last year was unable to get its policy program and budget through parliament. The alliance includes the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction party, led by former prime minister and independence hero Xanana ...
The Australian Union and Solidarity Choir (AUSC), made up of singers from across Australia, are travelling to Timor Leste (East Timor) in August and September take part in Popular Consultation Day celebrations in Dili to spread the joy and friendship of song to Timorese towns and villages. Popular ...
Gusmao, whose party lost power in parliamentary elections last year, was greeted at Dili's tiny airport Sunday with cries of “Viva Xanana Gusmao”. He'd been abroad for the previous eight months leading the final stretch of maritime border talks. Australia and East Timor, one of the world's youngest nations, ...

Australia and East Timor, one of the world's youngest nations, signed a historic treaty on Tuesday drawing their maritime boundary and dividing oil and gas deposits under the seabed, ending years of bitter wrangling and opening a new chapter in relations. For East Timor, a half-island nation of 1.5 million ...
East Timor and Australia have agreed on a maritime boundary for the first time. The historic deal ends a decade-long dispute between the neighbors over rights to rich oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea. The agreement was signed at the U.N. headquarters in New York, after negotiations in the ...
Australia and East Timor, one of the world's youngest nations, signed a historic treaty on Tuesday drawing their maritime boundary and dividing oil and gas deposits under the seabed, ending years of bitter wrangling and opening a new chapter in relations. For East Timor, a half-island nation of 1.5 million ...
Australia and East Timor signed a historic treaty drawing their maritime boundary, ending years of bitter wrangling over billions of dollars of oil and gas riches lying beneath the Timor Sea and opening a new chapter in relations. The agreement was doubly historic because it also marked the successful ...
SINGAPORE/MELBOURNE, March 7 (Reuters) - East Timor and Australia this week signed a treaty at the United Nations setting their maritime boundary for the first time, and striking a deal on sharing an estimated $65 billion in potential revenues from the Greater Sunrise gas fields in the Timor Sea.
SINGAPORE/MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - East Timor and Australia this week signed a treaty at the United Nations setting their maritime boundary for the first time, and striking a deal on sharing an estimated US$65 billion (S$85.4 billion) in potential revenues from the Greater Sunrise gas fields in the Timor ...
The subsequent liberation of East Timor left the fledgling state in a parlous, near-death state. Indonesia and Australia continued to share the resources of the Timor Gap in gluttonous merriment till the signing of the Timor Sea Treaty. The document had one glaring flaw: the lack of a determined permanent ...
In 1977, over a year after the Indonesian invasion of December 7, 1975, the situation in East Timor was dire. As the Timor-Leste Commission for Truth and Reconciliation later documented, the invasion, which met strong resistance from the Fretilin independence movement, was accompanied by severe ...
Australia and East Timor signed a historic treaty drawing their maritime boundary Tuesday, ending years of bitter wrangling over billions of dollars of oil and gas riches lying beneath the Timor Sea and opening a new chapter in relations. The agreement was doubly historic because it also marked the ...
The treaty is crucial for East Timor's economic future, given its over-reliance on other dwindling petroleum royalties, and because a median line boundary would likely give the tiny nation sovereignty over more of the lucrative Greater Sunrise oil and gas field, which estimates suggest could be worth up to ...
East Timor and Australia signed a treaty at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday to resolve a long-running dispute over their maritime border and struck a deal on how to share revenue from the giant offshore Greater Sunrise gas field. Under the agreement, East Timor will receive a bigger share of the ...
East Timor has accused the UN of bias and Australia of collusion over the processing of oil and gas from the Greater Sunrise reserve, as it prepares to sign a ... Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and East Timor's chief negotiator Xanana Gusmao are expected to sign a treaty at the United Nations in New York at ...
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - East Timor and Australia signed a treaty at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday to resolve a long-running dispute over their maritime border and struck a deal on how to share revenue from the giant offshore Greater Sunrise gas field. Under the agreement, East Timor ...
This undated map provided by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade shows Australia's maritime arrangements with East Timor. Australia and East Timor will sign a treaty that draws the first-ver maritime border between the neighbors, resolving years of bitter wrangling with a deal that ...
East Timor will reap most of the revenue from an "historic" treaty signed with Australia aimed at resolving a boundary dispute involving the Greater Sunrise oil ... Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop and East Timor deputy minister for the Delimitation of Borders Agio Pereira signed the treaty at the ...
But achieving East Timor's ambition of a border midway between the two countries would encourage Indonesia to renegotiate its own much longer maritime boundary with Australia agreed in 1971 under outdated international law. The Indonesian border with Australia extends east and west of the new East ...
Australia and East Timor have signed a historic treaty on a permanent maritime border in the Timor Sea. The deal ends a decade-long dispute between the neighbours over rights to the sea's rich oil and gas reserves. East Timor, one of the world's poorest nations, will now gain the majority of any future ...
Australia and East Timor have signed a historic treaty on a permanent maritime border in the Timor Sea. The deal ends a decade-long dispute between the neighbours over rights to the sea's rich oil and gas reserves. East Timor, one of the world's poorest nations, will now gain the majority of any future ...
East Timor depended on oil and gas for 85% of its revenue in 2017, according to La'o Hamutuk, a Dili think tank. But with existing fields running dry, access to Greater Sunrise is vital to the country's economic prospects. For Australia, the signing is timely as it comes ahead of the ASEAN-Australian Special ...
It has been nearly twenty years since a multinational peacekeeping force deployed to East Timor (as it was then known) to stop the violence and bloodshed resulting from the country's vote for independence from Indonesia. This is a good amount of time to look back on the intervention with some historical ...
Australia and East Timor have reached an agreement in their long-running dispute over their maritime border and on a pathway to develop the gas fields in the Greater Sunrise territory they share, The Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration said on Sunday at the end of the latest round of talks.
I'm sitting in an airport of a country you've probably never heard of. It's the newest country in Asia. It became independent in 2002 after a 26-year-long bloody struggle with Indonesia. I'm talking about Timor-Leste, also known as East Timor. Timor is one of the easternmost islands in Indonesia and means ...
2018 Anzac Day Busselton | Veterans recall their duty in East Timor and Iraq ... Mr Kraehe was 28 when he travelled to East Timor for the first time and said it was “pretty scary” from the moment they arrived. He was a section commander in a rifle company in Dili, when they arrived the city was on fire and ...
The Woodside Petroleum-led Sunrise LNG project is in danger of getting left behind despite a recent breakthrough in maritime border talks, as East Timor pursues other gas fields to launch its LNG industry. WestBusiness understands an international company with oil and gas experience is preparing to ...
East Timor will reap most of the revenue from an "historic" treaty signed with Australia aimed at resolving a boundary dispute involving the Greater Sunrise oil ... Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop and East Timor deputy minister for the Delimitation of Borders Agio Pereira signed the treaty at the ...
A landmark agreement to be signed in New York tomorrow (AEDT) will close the door on the long and bitter dispute between Australia and East Timor over their maritime boundary. But it could lead to a new legal wrangle for Australia if Indonesia tries to use the deal to renegotiate its own outdated ...
A new study has found children in East Timor have among the highest rates of rheumatic heart disease in the world, with researchers estimating up to 10,000 young people could have the preventable, deadly disease. Work is underway to train local Timorese health workers in picking up undiagnosed ...
Greater Sunrise A play by Zoe Hogan Directed by Julia Patey Belvoir Theatre, Sydney Until April 21. "In 2004, Australia placed a bug in Timor-Leste's presidential cabinet room, in order to gain the advantage in negotiations over resources in the Timor Sea. The bug was placed under the cover of an aid ...
In the early hours of the Anzac Day morning, while many Australians were attending dawn services, a group of fruit pickers from East Timor boarded a bus for Hobart. The 45 seasonal workers joined 14 veterans from East Timor to march in Hobart's Anzac Day parade. Ines Almeida, who works in veterans ...
For a man held up as a national hero, relatively little is written about Nicolau dos Reis Lobato — especially outside East Timor. But some Timorese are hoping one chapter — about Lobato's death — might soon be complete. He was the country's first prime minister after East Timor declared independence in ...
Thanks to the many people and organisations in Parkes, remote East Timorese hospitals and clinics are now treating patients with modern equipment they could have only dreamt of previously. A massive care package, consisting of two 40 foot shipping containers packed to capacity with donated items ...
East Timor is Asia's youngest nation — as well as one of its poorest. From its colonization by the Portuguese in the 16th century to the 1970s, the country existed in a state of stagnancy. In his book “A Brief History of Indonesia,” author Tim Hannigan writes: “In the early 1970s, it was a place that seemed to ...
East Timor could receive up to 80 per cent of revenue from the $50 billion Greater Sunrise oil and gas field in the Timor Sea under a still-secret agreement with Australia, according to a report from the country's capital of Dili. The Portuguese news agency Lusa quotes a source familiar with sensitive and ...


 

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