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The head of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) has made a historic appearance before a tribunal to argue intelligence files on East Timor and Indonesia cannot yet be released because his agency is too busy. In what is believed to be the first case of its kind, ASIS Director-General Paul Symon ...
Australian intelligence operations that took place during the Indonesian occupation of East Timor should stay secret, the head of the country's overseas spy agency will argue today. ... We've hit a brick wall all the time from our own Government," Mr Cunningham said. "This is something we desperately need ...

“New Zealand now has around 41,000 veterans, around 30,000 of those are contemporary veterans from conflicts such as Vietnam, East Timor and Afghanistan. “We're seeing cases of Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI), and many of our younger men and women are returning from operational service in ...
The campaign season is now in its second week in Timor-Leste ahead of another general election on May 12. Last July's election led to a weak minority government that failed to pass its mandate, forcing the country's president in February to call for another ballot. The path to the upcoming general election ...
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 ...
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former East Timorese President Jose Ramos-Horta has waded back into the young country's politics ahead of parliamentary elections next month, calling the government a total failure in the past decade in crucial areas such as reducing child malnutrition and providing ...

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?
It will be the second parliamentary election in less than a year for East Timor's fledgling democracy. A minority government formed after elections last July and led by the Fretilin party collapsed in January after its policy program and budget were defeated in parliament. Independence hero Xanana Gusmao, ...
Given that, eco-tourism is still not a realistic priority for governmental leaders, though there is hope it will improve. In parts of the country, big-money hotels have already started contracting developments. Government proposals have included turning East Timor into a Macau-like tax haven and casino ...
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 ...
Three political parties that brought down East Timor's minority government say they will campaign under one umbrella for new elections due in May. The parties in the grouping, which calls itself the Alliance for Change and Progress, on Friday announced their official lists of candidates. East Timor's ...
Continuing its decades of betraying and bullying the impoverished territory's people, the Australian government is still insisting that the billions of dollars' worth of gas beneath the sea be pipelined to Australia's northern city of Darwin, rather than to East Timor. Finalised after year-long negotiations at the ...
The treaty is crucial for East Timor's economic future, given its overreliance on diminishing royalties from other resource projects. The government in Dili said the signing of the deal was a“momentous day.” The U.N. has praised the "vision and determination" of both nations in achieving a historic agreement.
In Germany the Social Democratic Party's membership voted to approve a new coalition government with Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats, paving the ... Australia and East Timor ended a dispute over their maritime border that had carried on since East Timor's independence from Indonesia in 2002.
In December 1975, shortly after Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was deposed, Indonesia invaded East Timor in what was the country's largest military operation, backed by Australia. The new Fraser government believed the operation would be quick and peaceful. Not so. By 1977, the situation was ...
The Fraser government and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) greeted the report with consternation. Although the Fraser government had not at that stage recognized the incorporation of East Timor into Indonesia, it was on an unambiguous trajectory to do so. The domestic and international reactions ...
The Turnbull government has stepped up talks with Japan and other countries to resist Donald Trump's new steel tariffs, as the shock resignation of top .... Ms Bishop is in New York for the signing of a maritime treaty with East Timor at the United Nations and is expected to speak by phone with Mr Tillerson ...

The two countries have suffered a particularly tense relationship since 2012, when it was revealed Australia had been spying on East Timor's cabinet office to gather top secret information that would assist them in negotiations over the Timor Gap. It was on these grounds that the Timorese government ...
In the past, the Australian Government and the extractive industries have not been explicit about their views on East Timor's claims. Australia has said previously that it is not colluding with the companies, but simply doing what is in Australia's best national interest, with the $25 billion also going to local jobs ...
SINGAPORE -- After a saga lasting nearly two decades, Australia will on March 6 sign a boundary treaty with East Timor that will allow the Southeast ... The agreement should enhance Australia's standing with its neighbors ahead of the March 17-18 summit, though one notable head of government will not ...
Relations between the countries became strained in 2017 as Australia sought a boundary aligned with its continental shelf, but East Timor argued the border should lie halfway between them – placing much of the gas field under its control. Ms Bishop will also attend a meeting for the Kimberley Process, ...
His 18-year military career included six years in the Australian Army and 12 in the Navy, including a deployment to East Timor. The father of ... “These are highly skilled, highly trained individuals and the government's invested lots of money in them, so we're trying to help close that gap.” Rebecca hopes the ...
Murdoch was posted to Jakarta in late 1998, where he was on hand to report on the tumultuous events in Indonesia and East Timor. "His performance ... Lindsay won his third Walkley for breaking the Baby Gammy story in 2014 which prompted the Thai government to legislate to ban commercial surrogacy.
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 ... Many expected the two titans of Timorese politics, Fretilin and CNRT, to maintain the status quo “consensus” politics by forming another unity government.
... Ottoman forces at Gallipoli, no New Zealand government has ever officially acknowledged that the Armenian Genocide took place, and that needs to change. We recognise the Jewish Holocaust of World War II, the Rwandan genocide, the Bosnian genocide, and closer to home, the East Timor genocide.
I wanted to know what happened to the projects and the people from a decade of aid work spanning East Timor, Iraq and South Sudan. I bought airline ... We'd trained people on how to maintain them, but the government that had agreed to provide the spare parts appeared to have had a change of heart.
On May 12, Timorese voters will go to the polls for the second time in ten months to elect the country's parliament, as the seventh constitutional government has failed to gain parliamentary support. The early election became inevitable after the political deadlock that has paralyzed the young democracy, ...
Unfortunately for the government, Joyce's resignation and replacement as leader has not ended the troubles stemming from his affair. ... Australia and East Timor will sign a landmark agreement to carve up revenue from the $50 billion Greater Sunrise oil and gas field in the Timor Sea next week amid ...
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 ...
The East Timor Government is leading a fresh push to find the body of former prime minister Nicolau dos Reis Lobato, who was shot dead in 1978 by Indonesian ... He was the country's first prime minister after East Timor declared independence in 1975, a year after Portugal withdrew as its colonial power.
East Timor is currently mired in a political stalemate, as the current government led by Mari Alkatiri has been unable to pass its budget plan. Consequently, President Francisco “Lu-Olo” Guterres dissolved the parliament and called for an election in May of this year. He said in a statement: “For a democracy ...
The State Government has submitted a bid to the Federal Government to have the HMAS Darwin scuttled off the East Coast in order to serve as an ... It had sailed more than a million nautical miles around the world, taking in 50 countries and undertaking missions to the Middle East, East Timor and the ...
The Turnbull Government will be watching with interest and angst for a soon-to-be-released book which sheds light on an extraordinary chapter of Australian-East Timor history, writes Alex Mitchell. Canberra lawyer Bernard Collaery has written an explosive account of his legal battle to secure the rights of ...
The Chinese government is funding sensitive computer and communications networks in South Pacific nations, stoking fears that Australian government intelligence ... China has also gifted computers to the Fiji Ministry of Defence and a $US8.12m building to East Timor's Ministry of Defence and Security.
USAID will support the development of tourism in Timor-Leste (East Timor) under a project called “Turizmu ba Ema Hotu” or “Tourism for All,” to be ... This project will complement the Timor-Leste government's national tourism policy, which aims to attract 200,000 tourists a year by 2030 and add 15,000 jobs ...
The Bayu Undan field, which has supplied much-needed cash to East Timor since 2006, will not have enough gas for the Darwin LNG plant by 2022 or 2023 ... players has been the independence of the commission and the Australian Government in the decision to send Sunrise gas to East Timor or Darwin.
The government will soon announce the successful bidder to replace the Army's ASLAV armoured cavalry vehicles under project Land 400 Phase 2 ... of the INTERFET mission to East Timor, the ADF was able to airlift ASLAVs and M113 armoured personnel carriers to East Timor using C‑130 Hercules ...
Writing in the 1980s, Timorese leader Jose Ramos Horta described Canadian “double standards” in scathing terms: “These weapons play an important role in the war in East Timor. But how does the Canadian government explain the weapons exports to Indonesia if Canadian law states that export permits ...
The key point identified by the government is that the greatest insecurity will likely occur in states or regions that are already recognised as fragile, with low economic, social, or political ... There are many of others, including India, Nepal, the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and East Timor.
File picture of protesters holding banners urging the Australian government to strike a fair deal with East Timor amid disputes over gas and oil reserves. Media reports say the Asian nation could earn a maximum 80 per cent revenue from a S$53.04 billion offshore gas project under a yet-to-be-announced ...
File picture of protesters holding banners urging the Australian government to strike a fair deal with East Timor amid disputes over gas and oil reserves. Media reports say the Asian nation could earn a maximum 80 per cent revenue from a S$53.04 billion offshore gas project under a yet-to-be-announced ...
In East Timor he personally oversaw the evacuation first of Australian personnel and later UN staff, including many Indonesians. In June .... And thirdly, while this controversy has run OK so far for Molan, the Howard government never appointed a soldier of his seniority to Iraq again, despite US requests.
In 2003, John Austin, a former British Parliamentarian, wrote an article for the Palestinian non-governmental organization (NGO) Miftah citing conflicts from Kosovo to East Timor to Iraq to Rwanda. In each of those cases, the U.N. imposed enforcement measures such as arms embargos, and international ...
THE State Government has submitted a bid to have the decommissioned HMAS Darwin scuttled off Tasmania's East Coast where it could serve as a ... It had sailed more than a million nautical miles around the world, taking in some 50 countries and undertaking missions to the Middle East, East Timor and ...
The Turnbull Government will be watching with interest and angst for a soon-to-be-released book which sheds light on an extraordinary chapter of Australian-East Timor history, writes Alex Mitchell. Canberra lawyer Bernard Collaery has written an explosive account of his legal battle to secure the rights of ...
But if my contact and I were to have that conversation under the new secrecy provisions in the Turnbull government's National Security Amendment ... Would important aspects of the Witness K case about Australia's overseas spy agency bugging the cabinet rooms of East Timor under the guise of an aid ...
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court, an active non-governmental organisation which since the beginning has monitored the activities of the ... What can be done to ensure that international criminal justice performs its ideal function, namely to control government abuses, rather than being an ...
The planes have a flexible light transport capability and have supported defence operations on the Pacific Islands and East Timor. With the ... Last week, NATO representatives met in Chisinau to advise on the development and implementation of the Moldovan government's military action plan. Moldova's ...
He said that the government of Pakistan must evolve a comprehensive policy on Kashmir to sensitize international community about the early resolution of ... Nations to shun its indifference and play its much needed role to resolve Kashmir dispute the way it had resolved other world issues like East Timor”.


 

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