Australia, East Timor…and China

Post written by Susan Connelly
3 August, 2015
Here is an article by Senator Nick Xenophon entitled “Failure to deal fairly with East Timor opening the door to China.”   And here is a letter in response. [...]
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Timor drops case against Australia

Post written by Susan Connelly
5 July, 2015
East Timor drops spying case against Australia at UN International Court of Justice [...]

ACTU Timor Sea policy

Post written by Susan Connelly
4 June, 2015
Read the ACTU policy on the Timor Sea resources passed at the May 2015 Conference.   Also, East Timor revives attempt to have Greater Sunrise treaty declared invalid amid spying allegations. [...]

Awards….and Borders

Post written by Susan Connelly
21 May, 2015
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. [...]

Help set a border with Timor-Leste

Post written by Susan Connelly
20 April, 2015
The most effective means of supporting justice in Timor-Leste is to visit your Member of Parliament about the Timor Sea issues. Here is a letter for sending to the Parliamentarian, talking points for a meeting, and a briefing paper to leave after the meeting.   [...]

Bad Neighbours

Post written by Susan Connelly
15 November, 2014
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. [...]

Draw the Line in the Timor Sea

Post written by Susan Connelly
4 June, 2014
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. [...]

Time to Draw the Line in the Timor Sea

Post written by Susan Connelly
24 May, 2014
A packed Auditorium at Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney on Saturday 17 May 2014 heard speakers at a Timor Sea Forum. Tom Clarke, convenor of the Timor Sea Justice Campaign in Melbourne, set the scene with a detailed overview of the history of the various agreements connected with the Timor Sea. He referred to Ambassador Richard Woolcott’s 1970’s advice that if Indonesia controlled Timor it would be easier to negotiate a deal favourable to Australia and outlined aspects of the current spying allegations against Australia. Tom outlined the task ahead: that the Australian Government must work with Timor-Leste to establish [...]