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September 13, 2019

East Timor ›› People & Places
Tempo - September 13, 2019

Adam Prireza, Jakarta – East-Timorese Nelson Da Cruz (38) was one of the thousands of people that packed the public streets on…

East Timor ›› People & Places
The Guardian - September 13, 2019

Kate Lyons – The first president of Timor Leste has paid a touching visit to the bedside of the Indonesian president who granted the region a…

September 12, 2019

East Timor ›› Occupation & Armed Resistance
The Economist - September 12, 2019

Dili – The prison in the six interconnected bungalows of Comarca became notorious during the 24 years that Indonesia occupied East Timor. Many of…

September 9, 2019

East Timor ›› Timor Sea Dispute
SBS News - September 9, 2019

Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick is calling on the government to fix an "historic wrong" committed against Timor-Leste.

Crossbench…

September 8, 2019

East Timor ›› Timor Sea Dispute
The Guardian - September 8, 2019

Christopher Knaus – The crossbench senator Rex Patrick will push to fix a historic wrong stemming from the "shameful" treatment of Timor-Leste…

September 7, 2019

East Timor ›› Foreign Affairs & Trade
Eurasia Review - September 7, 2019

Viji Menon – Domestically, the political stand-off between Timor-Leste's president Francisco Guterres and the government has continued with the…

September 6, 2019

East Timor ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Diplomat - September 6, 2019

Luke Hunt – Twenty-years ago, Timor-Leste was tipped into the abyss. A UN-backed referendum on August 30th, 1999 – the 20th anniversary of which…

September 5, 2019

East Timor ›› Surveys & Opinion Polls
The Interpreter - September 5, 2019

Robin Perry – Last week, Dili polished itself up and played host to visiting government officials from more than 20 countries, including Prime…

September 4, 2019

East Timor ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Strategist - September 4, 2019

Mark Beeson – Australia is one of the most outspoken and prominent supporters of the 'rules-based international order'. Given its status as a…

September 3, 2019

East Timor ›› 1999 Referendum & Pro-Integration Militia
Voice of America - September 3, 2019

Luke Hunt, Dili – East Timor is marking the 20th anniversary of a referendum that ended 24 years of Indonesian occupation and delivered…

East Timor ›› Analysis & Opinion
Sydney Morning Herald - September 3, 2019

Lisa Davies – Australia's prestige in our region rests not just on our aid or our military might but also, we hope, on our reputation for dealing…

September 2, 2019

East Timor ›› Balibo Five & 1975 Invasion
The Interpreter - September 2, 2019

Sophie Raynor – There are 100,000 people tonight in Tasi Tolu, a wide, flat, dusty expanse on Dili's outskirts, near the capital's western bus…

East Timor ›› Farming & Agriculture
Dili Weekly - September 2, 2019

Paulina Quintao – The Executive Secretary of the Agricultural Census, Claudio Ninas Nabais said the main objective of the agriculture census 2019…

East Timor ›› Children's Rights & Underage Workers
Dili Weekly - September 2, 2019

Paulina Quintao – The Executive Director of the Young Women's Movement Organization (MOFFE), Yasinta Lujina urged the National Parliament to get…

East Timor ›› Infrastructure & Development
The Age - September 2, 2019

James Massola, Dili – Millions of dollars of Chinese heavy machinery and at least 20 Chinese workers are sitting idle on East Timor's south coast…

East Timor ›› Women's Rights & Gender
Dili Weekly - September 2, 2019

Paulina Quintao – The National Director for Integrated Policy on Gender Approaches and Women's Capacity, at the Secretariat of State for Equality…

September 1, 2019

East Timor ›› Analysis & Opinion
Dissident Voice - September 1, 2019

Binoy Kampmark – Cringe worthy, a touch molesting in sentiment: this was the celebratory occasion of the gathering of Australian Prime Minister…

East Timor ›› Women's Rights & Gender
SBS News - September 1, 2019

Hannah Sinclair, Timor-Leste – Superintendent Natercia E.S. Martins is a rare type of authority figure in the Southeast Asian nation of Timor-…

August 31, 2019

East Timor ›› International Solidarity
SBS News - August 31, 2019

The Timor-Leste government has presented the Australian union movement the Medal of the Order for their assistance in achieving independence.…

East Timor ›› National Holidays & Celebrations
ABC News - August 31, 2019

Anne Barker – It was Timor-Leste's biggest party since independence itself.

Thousands turned out last night at Tasi Tolu ("Three Lakes")…

East Timor ›› 1999 Referendum & Pro-Integration Militia
The Guardian - August 31, 2019

Luke Henriques-Gomes – In my family, the thought of Timor always lingered in the air.

At birthday dinners, or Easter or Christmas with the…

East Timor ›› UN Peacekeeping & Support Mission
Radio New Zealand - August 31, 2019

In 1999, Navy Captain Shaun Fogarty was deployed to East Timor as a military liaison officer with the United Nations.

Capt Fogarty was in…

East Timor ›› 1999 Referendum & Pro-Integration Militia
Sydney Morning Herald - August 31, 2019

James Massola, Dili – Joanna Remejio has a crystal-clear memory of the night her first child, Pedro Unamet, entered the world. She was 20 and her…

East Timor ›› National Holidays & Celebrations
Reuters - August 31, 2019

Alison Bevege, Sydney – Thousands of people turned out on Friday night to celebrate East Timor's independence on the 20th anniversary of the 1999…

East Timor ›› Environment & Natural Disasters
SBS News - August 31, 2019

Sandra Fulloon – Australian inventor and entrepreneur Dr Len Humphreys has found a way to convert used plastic into products such as fuel – and…

East Timor ›› Foreign Affairs & Trade
Australian Associated Press - August 31, 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a major funding package for the East Timor defence force to counter China but former president Jose…

East Timor ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Diplomat - August 31, 2019

Jonas Guterres – Every year on August 30, Timor-Leste celebrates Popular Consultation Day 1999. It commemorates an event of historical importance…

August 30, 2019

East Timor ›› Analysis & Opinion
Australian Financial Review - August 30, 2019

Damien Kingsbury – In the weeks before Timor-Leste's historic vote for independence in 1999, there was a sense the horror and misery of the 24…

East Timor ›› Literature & The Arts
Al Jazeera - August 30, 2019

Ali MC, Dili, East Timor – It's a Saturday morning in downtown Dili, the bustling port city and capital of one of the youngest nations in the…

East Timor ›› 1999 Referendum & Pro-Integration Militia
The Guardian - August 30, 2019

Paul Daley – Australia's precise role in bringing independence to Timor-Leste two decades ago continues to simmer as unsettled business at the…

East Timor ›› 1999 Referendum & Pro-Integration Militia
Brisbane Times - August 30, 2019

Perth's Colleen Thornton-Ward and Murray Thornton were on the ground as East Timor struggled for independence in 1999. The memories of that year…

East Timor ›› Military Ties & Arms Trade
Bernama - August 30, 2019

Canberra – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a "maritime security package" for Timor-Leste including a revamped military…

East Timor ›› Timor Sea Spy Scandal
Sydney Morning Herald - August 30, 2019

James Massola, Dili – Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dismissed calls for the Australian government to drop the prosecution of whistleblowers…

East Timor ›› Analysis & Opinion
Asia Pacific Report - August 30, 2019

Ivo Mateus Goncalves, Canberra – Today, the people of Timor-Leste will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the popular consultation, through…

East Timor ›› Foreign Affairs & Trade
Viet Nam News - August 30, 2019

Ha Noi – Timor Leste always appreciates the support from Viet Nam for his country during the war time and in the past 20 years, Prime Minister of…

East Timor ›› Timor Sea Spy Scandal
Australian Associated Press - August 30, 2019

Australia will not compensate East Timor for an alleged $5 billion in gas revenue it collected during a previous treaty signed after…

August 29, 2019

East Timor ›› Foreign Affairs & Trade
Sydney Morning Herald - August 29, 2019

James Massola, Dili – The Morrison government will throw East Timor a digital lifeline and spend millions to fund the laying of a first sub-sea…

East Timor ›› 1999 Referendum & Pro-Integration Militia
ABC News - August 29, 2019

Anne Barker – Newly published intelligence documents, declassified by the US, shed new light on the turbulent events surrounding the 1999…

East Timor ›› Timor Sea Spy Scandal
Associated Press - August 29, 2019

Rod McGuirk – A former Australian spy charged with conspiring to reveal classified information about an allegation that Australia bugged East…

East Timor ›› Independence & Self-Determination
ABC News - August 29, 2019

Anthony Stewart and Erwin Renaldi – Kuon Nhen Lay had just joined the resistance movement against Indonesia's invasion of Timor-Leste in December…

East Timor ›› Timor Sea Spy Scandal
SBS News - August 29, 2019

Timor-Leste's Nobel Peace Prize-winning former Prime Minister Jose Ramos-Horta says Australia "should get over it" and drop charges against two…

East Timor ›› 1999 Referendum & Pro-Integration Militia
The Guardian - August 29, 2019

Helen Davidson – An "infuriated" Alexander Downer tried to get US officials to back up his response to leaks revealing Australia rejected a US…

East Timor ›› Timor Sea Spy Scandal
The Guardian - August 29, 2019

Paul Karp – Counsel for the former spy Witness K has launched a broadside at Legal Aid ACT, accusing it of an "extraordinary unexplained…

East Timor ›› Analysis & Opinion
Bloomberg - August 29, 2019

David Fickling – Given a sad history of exploitation by foreigners, the young democracy of Timor-Leste can hardly be blamed for being hell-bent…

East Timor ›› Mining & Energy
Sydney Morning Herald - August 29, 2019

James Massola, Dili – Senior figures from the East Timorese government and opposition say they would welcome Chinese investment in the huge Tasi…

August 28, 2019

East Timor ›› 1999 Referendum & Pro-Integration Militia
The Guardian - August 28, 2019

Helen Davidson – The US government knew for months that Indonesia's military was supporting and arming militias in East Timor in the lead-up to…

East Timor ›› Timor Sea Spy Scandal
Sydney Morning Herald - August 28, 2019

James Massola, Dili – Some of East Timor's most respected political leaders are demanding the Morrison government drop the prosecution of…

East Timor ›› Analysis & Opinion
WA Today - August 28, 2019

Anthony Whealy – The prosecution of witness K, a former intelligence agent, and his lawyer Bernard Collaery has raised considerable outrage.

August 27, 2019

East Timor ›› Analysis & Opinion
The Conversation - August 27, 2019

Michael Leach – On August 30, Timor-Leste will celebrate the referendum that gave it independence from Indonesia. For the people of this small…

East Timor ›› Independence & Self-Determination
The Conversation - August 27, 2019

Sara Niner – On August 30, Timor-Leste will celebrate the referendum that gave it independence from Indonesia. For the people of this small…