APSN Banner

1999 Referendum & Pro-Integration Militia

Displaying 1 - 25 of 913 Documents

February 22, 2020

WA Today - February 22, 2020

Michael Koziol – Former Australian War Memorial director Brendan Nelson was forced to defend the integrity of his official historian in a stand-off with the Department of Foreign Affai

January 25, 2020

Sydney Morning Herald - January 25, 2020

Michael Koziol – The acting director of the War Memorial has promised its trouble-plagued official history of Australia's deployment to East Timor is back on track after an interventio

January 1, 2020

WA Today - January 1, 2020

Nick Bonyhady – The Howard government refused to offer safe haven to a group of about 1500 pro-independence East Timorese the United Nations believed were at risk in Indonesia.

Australian Associated Press - January 1, 2020

By mid-1999, Australian military involvement in East Timor was looking increasingly possible.

November 24, 2019

WA Today - November 24, 2019

Michael Koziol – Newspapers, it is often said, represent a first draft of history. They are necessarily fast, loose and often incomplete.

November 19, 2019

The Guardian - November 19, 2019

Robert O'Neill, Peter Edwards and David Horner – Media reports that officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade are impeding the publication of the first volume of the Off

November 17, 2019

WA Today - November 17, 2019

Michael Koziol – Australia's longest-serving foreign minister Alexander Downer has urged his former department and its leader, Marise Payne, to release the full and uncensored version

November 13, 2019

The Guardian - November 13, 2019

Paul Daley – Suggestions that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is impeding or trying to censor an official history of Australia's East Timor peacekeeping mission are disturb

September 3, 2019

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 independence, but that also sparked a bloody ram

August 31, 2019

The Guardian - August 31, 2019

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

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 husband, Simplicio, was 17.

August 30, 2019

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 heart of modern Australian diplomatic and

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 are still fresh in their minds.

August 29, 2019

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 request to join a peacekeeping force in E

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 independence referendum in Timor Leste, when I

August 28, 2019

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 the 1999 independence referendum but con

August 25, 2019

SBS News - August 25, 2019

Hannah Sinclair – Two decades on from the historic referendum in Southeast Asia – which saw at least 1,400 people lose their lives and Australia forced to step in – SBS News meets an a

December 28, 2018

CNN Indonesia - December 28, 2018

Jakarta – Presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto says that the elite in Jakarta do not understand the Indonesian people's struggle to defend the sovereignty of the Unitary State of the R

September 27, 2017

UCA News - September 27, 2017

Boni Jehadin, Kupang and Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Neglected for almost two decades, pro-Jakarta Catholic Timor-Leste militias who relocated to Indonesia after the country's independence have demanded

August 1, 2009

Direct Action - August 2009

Jon Lamb - August 30 marks 10 years since the UN-sponsored referendum on Indonesian-occupied East Timor's political status.

April 17, 2008

Jakarta Post - April 17, 2008

Jakarta – Fresh from his acquittal of past human rights violation charges in East Timor, former pro-Indonesia militia leader Eurico Guterres said Thursday he would meet Timor Leste Prim

January 25, 2008

Jakarta Post - January 25, 2008

Indonesia – The government of Timor Leste has yet to conclude arrangements for Indonesians wishing to reclaim their assets deserted in the country post the 1999 secession referendum, Ea

September 29, 2007

Antara News - September 29, 2007

Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara – Indonesia and Timor Leste still have to settle the cases of 81 children who were separated from their parents after the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNH

December 23, 2006

The Australian - December 23, 2006

Mark Dodd – More than 70,000 East Timorese are still living in emergency shelter as a result of ongoing gang violence that flared earlier in the year and left 37 people dead.

December 22, 2006

Agence France Presse - December 22, 2006

Nelson da Cruz, Dili – Baby Xestalino Soares lies fast asleep on a mat, sharing a cloth blanket with one of his older brothers, while his mother tries to cook as rain lashes the tarpaul