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Balibo Five & 1975 Invasion

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January 19, 2023

Sydney Morning Herald - January 19, 2023

Malcolm Brown – Shirley Shackleton knew the risks.

January 18, 2023

ABC News - January 18, 2023

Anne Barker, Jakarta – Shirley Shackleton once sat on her husband's grave and declared it a crime scene.

January 16, 2023

Sydney Morning Herald - January 16, 2023

Chris Barrett, Singapore – East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta has called on the Australian government to finally release secret documents relating to the Indonesian invasion and occu

April 22, 2022

Independent Australia - April 22, 2022

Peter Job – May 20 will mark 20 years of independence for Australia's near neighbour, the nation of Timor-Leste.

April 16, 2022

Jakobin Magazine - April 16, 2022

Peter Job – After East Timor declared independence from Portugal in 1975, Indonesian dictator Suharto ordered an invasion and tried to crush the national liberation movement.

May 12, 2021

The Interpreter - May 12, 2021

Peter Job – Since his death on 13 April, tributes to former Australian foreign minister and leader of the federal opposition Andrew Peacock have flowed from across the political divide.

October 16, 2020

Asia Pacific Report - October 16, 2020

Pacific Media Watch – Today, October 16, marks the 45th anniversary of the Balibo Five – the five Australian-based Australian, British and New Zealand – journalists murdered in East Tim

October 15, 2020

Brisbane Times - October 15, 2020

Susan Connelly – Forty-five years ago, on October 16, 1975, five Australian-based journalists near the town of Balibo were reporting on the impending Indonesian invasion of Portuguese T

July 3, 2020

The Guardian - July 3, 2020

Helen Davidson and Christopher Knaus – Decades-old documents relating to Australia's involvement in the Indonesian invasion of Timor-Leste will remain secret after a court upheld the A

March 6, 2020

Asia Pacific Report - March 6, 2020

Robert Baird – The Australian lawyer who helped uncover the Timor-Leste bugging scandal says Australia had direct, advanced knowledge of the threat that faced the murdered Balibo Five

March 3, 2020

The Guardian - March 3, 2020

Christopher Knaus – Lawyer Bernard Collaery says Australia had direct knowledge of the dangers facing the murdered Balibo Five journalists, citing a damning report suggesting Australia

January 28, 2020

The Strategist - January 28, 2020

Graeme Dobell – Australia had a part in East Timor's march to tragedy and a key role in its salvation.

January 3, 2020

Detik News - January 3, 2020

Isal Mawardi, Jakarta – Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto invited veterans of the Seroja Operation in East Timor to his private residence in Hambalang on Wednesday.

September 2, 2019

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 terminal, with enough space to fit all th

August 17, 2019

KBR - August 17, 2019

Dian Kurniati, Jakarta – The Presidential Palace invited 55 members of the Nanggala Team to the commemoration of the 74th anniversary of Indonesia's proclamation of Independence at the

April 28, 2018

ABC Radio Australia - April 28, 2018

Andrew Greene – 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 ca

April 27, 2018

ABC Radio Australia - April 27, 2018

Andrew Greene – 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

Australian Associated Press - April 27, 2018

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has refused to explain why documents about Australian spy operations during the Indonesian occupation of East Timor should remain secret.

December 20, 2017

Pacific Media Centre - December 20, 2017

Sydney (Media Alliance/Pacific Media Watch) – Two journalists from Timor-Leste will benefit from the Balibo Five-Roger East Fellowship in 2018, an initiative of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Al

September 29, 2017

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA - September 29, 2017

Remembering the Balibo Five In the month of August, Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA was proud to support the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) co-host two public events featuring East Timorese J

March 16, 2017

WA Today - March 16, 2017

Daniel Flitton – The site in East Timor where Indonesian troops killed five Australian journalists in 1975 will be transformed with the construction of a new conference centre after a $100,000 dona

December 17, 2016

Asia Pacific Report - December 17, 2016

Duncan Graham – Greig Cunningham wants to know how and why his brother Gary died.

October 17, 2015

Pacific Media Centre - October 17, 2015

Balibo, Timor-Leste – The people of Balibo in Timor-Leste marked Friday's 40th anniversary of the killing of Australian-based journalists by invading Indonesian soldiers with a quiet gathering out

October 16, 2015

WA Today - October 16, 2015

Molly Schmidt – A son of one of the five Australian-based journalists killed in Balibo, East Timor, has asked the Australian Federal Police to re-investigate the case – on the day 40th anniversary

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Statement - October 16, 2015

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) today, commemorate the 40th anniversary of the killing of the Bal

October 15, 2015

Australian Associated Press - October 15, 2015

"The truth is never too young to be told, nor too old." So said Coroner Dorelle Pinch as she summed up the 2007 inquest into the deaths of the Balibo Five in East Timor.

WA Today - October 15, 2015

Nick Xenophon and Clinton Fernandes – Forty years ago on Friday, five young men met their deaths in a small corner of a foreign field.

Melbourne Age - October 15, 2015

Angelo Risso – Barely a week goes by without Tony Maniaty thinking about Balibo.

September 23, 2015

Australian Associated Press - September 23, 2015

Without war correspondents to tell the truth, all we'd be told are official lies, says Shirley Shackleton, widow of reporter Greg Shackleton who was murdered while reporting from East Timor.

September 13, 2015

ABC News - September 13, 2015

Jessica Longbottom – It is almost 40 years since a group of Australian journalists known as the Balibo Five were gunned down by Indonesian forces in East Timor on October 16, 1975.

August 17, 2015

Australian Associated Press - August 17, 2015

The widow of Australian journalist Greg Shackleton says it's a disgrace that a retired general implicated in the murder of the Balibo Five has been appointed chief of Indonesia's intelligence agenc

December 18, 2014

The Guardian (Australia) - December 18, 2014

Luke Buckmaster – Director Robert Connolly's 2009 expose Balibo is based on the true story of Australian journalists the Balibo Five, who were captured by Indonesian militia in the epon

December 7, 2014

Radio New Zealand International - December 7, 2014

The Government says it will not carry out its own inquiry into the killings of five journalists from Australia and New Zealand in Balibo, East Timor, just before the 1975 invasion by In

October 27, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald - October 27, 2014

Nick Xenophon – Last Tuesday would have been journalist Gary Cunningham's 67th birthday.

October 25, 2014

New Zealand Herald - October 25, 2014

Andrew Buncombe – Over the years, Maureen Tolfree has grown used to the lies and obfuscation, the tiny steps of progress followed by further setbacks.

October 23, 2014

Pacific Media Centre - October 23, 2014

Wellington (Dominion Post/West Papua Action Auckland/Pacific Media Watch) – The New Zealand government is coming under pressure to have the Australian Federal Police reopen the war crim

October 22, 2014

International Business Times - October 22, 2014

Athena Yenko – Former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam advocated a cover-up of the Balibo Five East Timor controversy, Shirley Shackleton believes.

Australian Associated Press - October 22, 2014

The son of New Zealander Gary Cunningham, who was killed with four other newsmen in the Timorese town of Balibo almost 40 years ago, wants the case re-examined.

October 21, 2014

ABC News - October 21, 2014

Sara Everingham – The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has abandoned a war crimes investigation into the killing of five Australian newsmen at Balibo in East Timor in 1975.

Australian Associated Press - October 21, 2014

Gough Whitlam was a good leader who made one "terrible" mistake: never acknowledging the Indonesian military's invasion of East Timor.

October 13, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald - October 13, 2014

Philip Dorling – Five years after opening an investigation into the Indonesian military's killing of five Australian journalists at Balibo in East Timor in 1975, the Australian Federal

November 30, 2013

Melbourne Age - November 30, 2013

Rory Callinan – Six years ago, NSW magistrate Dorelle Pinch recommended that the killings of Australian journalists Brian Peters, 29, Malcolm Rennie, 28, Gary Cunningham, 27, Gregory Sh

October 16, 2013

Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance News Release - October 16, 2013

Today, on the 38th anniversary of the murder of the Balibo Five in East Timor, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance is launching a campaign highlighting impunity over the killin

September 26, 2013

ABC News - September 26, 2013

Lily Partland – Anne Stewart's world changed in 1975 when her brother Tony was killed – along with four other Australian-based journalists – by Indonesian troops as they invaded East Ti

May 5, 2013

Sydney Morning Herald - May 5, 2013

Rory Callinan – A war crimes investigation into the killing of five Australian journalists in East Timor appears in danger of stalling after a key witness is feared dead and investigato

October 16, 2012

Sydney Morning Herald - October 16, 2012

Michael Bachelard, Jakarta – Shirley Shackleton is the only of the relatives of the Balibo Five who wants the men's grave dug up and their remains returned to Australia, according to th

TVNZ - October 16, 2012

The family of a Kiwi news cameraman slain during the Indonesian invasion of East Timor is calling on the Government to seek justice.

October 15, 2012

ABC News - October 15, 2012

The family of one of the five journalists killed in East Timor in 1975 is opposed to having his remains returned to Australia.

Melbourne Age - October 15, 2012

Michael Bachelard, Indonesia – Shirley Shackleton refers to it as "my job" – telling journalists the story of her husband, Greg, who died at Balibo in East Timor in 1975, and seeking ju

ABC Radio Australia - October 15, 2012

Relatives of two news reporters killed at Balibo in East Timor in 1975 say an attempt to exhume their remains will cause more trauma.