The Canberra Times
Thursday, 30 November 2023

Australia’s greedy theft from Timor-Leste was a disgrace

By The Canberra Times
July 15 2018 - 12:00am

Australia's greedy and probably illegal theft, through espionage, in 2004 of fledgling, struggling neighbour Timor-Leste’s government’s deliberations on a dispute between the two nations over ownership of oil and gas reserves was a disgrace. The international ignominy is being amplified by the Australian government’s subsequent shameful treatment of the man who brought the scandal to light and of his lawyer.