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2017 Post elections: Timor Leste governing

I post updates on our nearest democratic neighbour Timor Leste after the 2017 Presidential and Parliamentary elections and the challenges of governing. A return to belligerent democracy? The political stalemate in Timor-Leste has three possible outcomes by MICHAEL LEACH 24 OCTOBER 2017 Read here from Inside Story http://insidestory.org.au/a-return-to-belligerent-democracy/ From Lowy Institute https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/timor-leste-return-belligerent-democracy Political turbulence in […]

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Livelihoods and Liberation Struggles: 30 years of Australian worker solidarity For Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA

Livelihoods and Liberation Struggles: 30 years of Australian worker solidarity For Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA by Dani Cooper (2015) Book review by Chris White $20 only $10 per book for orders over 5 see order form below Unionists, labour historians, students, and the general public will find this a great read. Dani Cooper writes in an […]

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Timor Sea Justice campaign 2016 Protests 24 March

The Timor Sea Justice Campaign in 2016 continues actions to highlight politically Turnbull’s hypocrisy on Timor Leste. http://www.timorseajustice.com/TSJC/introduction Earlier background http://chriswhiteonline.org/2015/11/ongoing-timor-leste-oil-gas-battle-with-australia/ Update: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/east-timor-to-malcolm-turnbull-lets-start-talks-on-maritime-boundary-20160215-gmugd1.html East Timor’s ambassador to Australia Abel Guterres, who announced the correspondence from Dr Araujo on Monday at a symposium at Monash University, said his country signed the treaties under duress. The first […]

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On Balibo

We can’t forget the lessons of Balibo Nick Xenophon and Clinton Fernandes Six journalists were killed and it shouldn’t have been swept under the carpet. Forty years ago on Friday, five young men met their deaths in a small corner of a foreign field. Gary Cunningham, Brian Peters, Malcolm Rennie, Greg Shackleton, and Anthony Stewart […]

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Australia steals Timor Leste oil

Australia steals Timor Leste oil

Clinton Fernandes on stolen TL oil; Timor Sea Justice campaign; and TL Studies Association 1.Our land is girt by oil-rich sea … that we steal from East Timor CLINTON FERNANDES | SEP 02, 2014 Crikey Australia has been stealing billions of dollars from one of our poorest neighbours, writes Clinton Fernandes, associate professor at the […]

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Sr Agio Pereira, TL Minister of State and President of the Council of Ministers launched the Chega! Report in English Timor Leste Melbourne Conference

Chega!

When I was in Jakarta last week I talked to Pat Walsh. Chega! is now in English and he wants supporters of Timor Leste, governments, organisations and individuals to read and distribute and campaign for the recommendations. Agio Pereira Minister of State and President of the Timor-Leste Council of Ministers publicly launched this English edition […]

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Timor Leste runs out of oil revenue

Timor Leste runs out of oil revenue

Charlie Steiner Timor Leste NGO Lao Hamutuk presented these graphs showing oil/gas running out in 2024 or soon thereafter – at the Timor Leste Studies Association Conference in Dili I attended. • With current policies, oil/gas revenues last until 2024. • If we’re lucky and smarter, until 2027. • With a lot of luck and […]

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KSTL Kongresu most democratic

Kongresu most democratic Viva KSTL! Chris White reports on the 4th Konfederasaun Sindikato Timor Leste Congress 27th and 28th February 2013 Dili Timor Leste. “Our Congress result is very good. Every leader of every union says it is important to strengthen the KSTL.” Jose da Conceicao da Costa, known as Zito, elected General Secretary. “The […]

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Unemployment Timor-Leste

Unemployment Timor-Leste

Solving unemployment in Timor-Leste? Open Free workshop at the Charles Darwin University this tuesday. Professor Bill Mitchell CofFEE aim is to start addressing the World Bank/IMF bias in the economic policy debates about how Timor-Leste might better develop and solve its shocking unemployment problem. Read this lengthy analysis Timor-Leste – beyond the IMF/World Bank yoke […]

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