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
October 15, 2020
October 6, 2020
Jack Board, Dili – When Filipe da Costa started to learn about the health of his nation, he was confused.
October 3, 2020
Geneva, Switzerland – Impoverished Southeast Asian country East Timor on Friday, October 2, kicked off official accession talks to join the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Geneva-ba
October 2, 2020
David Hutt – Ian Lloyd Neubauer's recent article for Nikkei Asia posed an interesting question: How far should a political leader go in pursuing a nationalist policy if it means giving
Joao da Cruz Cardoso – A crowd of young Timorese standing in front of the Portuguese Embassy in Dili has become a familiar sight in recent years.
September 30, 2020
Christopher Knaus – Government lawyers have invoked cabinet confidence in an attempt to stop Bernard Collaery and his team from viewing a briefing to the prime minister relevant to the
September 26, 2020
Ian Lloyd Neubauer – COVID-19 and the global collapse in oil and gas prices appear to have put the final nail into the coffin of East Timor's long-held dream to create a domestic petrol
September 19, 2020
Fredrik Sjoholm – Timor-Leste is going through turbulent times.
September 11, 2020
Bill Brown – When Timor-Leste (formerly known as East Timor) finally gained independence and peace in 2002 it had paid a heavy price of huge casualties and destruction, and they needed
September 9, 2020
Damon Evans – East Timor is reassessing its ambitious petroleum development plans, which include the Woodside Petroleum-operated Greater Sunrise project, after discovering the economic
September 2, 2020
Christopher Knaus – The former Timor-Leste president Jose Ramos-Horta has urged Australia to show wisdom, honesty and compassion by stopping the unfair prosecution of Witness K and Bern
August 30, 2020
Mong Palatino – On August 25, a petition was submitted to Timor-Leste's Minister for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers asking for the rejection of the proposal to restore crimi
August 26, 2020
Christopher Knaus – Attorney general Christian Porter has been accused of abusing the National Security Information Act after interfering in court proceedings to screen documents held b
August 18, 2020
Dili, Timor Leste – Timor-Leste Red Cross (CVTL) is urgently ramping up COVID-19 prevention in remote areas bordering Indonesia as the country's containment success is threatened after
August 16, 2020
Ian Cunliffe – Timor-Leste only achieved independence in 2002. It was Asia's poorest country and desperately needed revenue.
August 10, 2020
Jonas Guterres – After nearly a decade of uncertainty, Timor-Leste's National Parliament on July 20 unanimously approved an anti-corruption law, entitled Measures to Prevent and Combat
August 3, 2020
Jack Board, Dili – An alien structure is humming over the distant lapping of some of the world's clearest and biodiverse waters.
July 31, 2020
The Timorese government is evaluating options to allow Portuguese teachers who left the country in April, due to the Covid-19, to return to Timor-Leste, the deputy prime minister told
July 25, 2020
Pacific Media Centre – When New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the country had managed to stamp out the coronavirus, it was met with much fanfare – with many experts l
Jonathan Mitchell – Two new training centres have opened in Timor-Leste to help locals gain trade skills, as the country remembers a fallen New Zealand soldier.
July 24, 2020
In response to widening criticism, Timor-Leste's Ministry of Justice has revised its proposed criminal defamation law to exempt criticisms of political parties and public servants, but
July 23, 2020
Ian Cunliffe – Anyone who is interested knows in their heart that the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, on behalf of the government, bugged the cabinet room and other offices of
By Dr Susanna Barnes, Teresa Hall, Dr Balthasar Kehi, Quintiliano Mok and Associate Professor Lisa Palmer, University of Melbourne.
July 16, 2020
John Hewson – Scott Morrison has stated he wants to govern in the "Howard tradition", but sadly that has also entailed adopting the worst of John Howard's strategies: to admit or expla
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has submitted a legal advice highlighting the dangers of the proposed re-introduction of criminal defamation law into Timor-Leste to P