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Australia and East Timor agree on the Timor Sea

Australia and East Timor agree on the Timor Sea

While no specific details are available, the agreement that has been reached refers to a ‘pathway to the development of the [Greater Sunrise] resource, and the sharing of the resulting revenue’. Australia had previously offered East Timor a 50-50 split of revenue from the Greater Sunrise field, so it is expected that the agreement will increase East Timor’s share of revenues. The agreement also leaves open the question of the ‘pathway to the development’ of the field.

East Timor’s media law unconstitutional – Court of Appeal

East Timor’s media law unconstitutional – Court of Appeal

Jose Belo: "The Courts today have upheld our constitution, which we fought so hard for. This is a victory for the East Timorese people. The government is trying to stop freedom of the media and freedom of expression ... It would now seem our politicians need help from the lawmakers to understand what the constitution means."

Vale Brian Manning – Michael Gunner MLA’s Condolence Motion to the NT parliament

Vale Brian Manning – Michael Gunner MLA’s Condolence Motion to the NT parliament

Others have spoken of his time in the Territory, I would like to talk about what made the man: from a dirt poor childhood living on the fringes of a tiny Queensland town, to his life as an advocate of human rights here in the Territory and overseas.

Vale Brian Manning – The Communist Party, Bedford 29-776 and “fucking hairy blowouts”

Vale Brian Manning – The Communist Party, Bedford 29-776 and “fucking hairy blowouts”

Aww, fucking blowouts. Blowouts are fucking hairy, getting pushed off the road almost into a bloody table drain by a bloody road-train. They were some hairy experiences you know. Fortunately I had a good bull-bar and good brakes and wasn’t travelling all that fast and those really, really terrible diversions whilst they were building the new road [the Buntine Highway.]

From the sublime to the shamefully ridiculous – the Australian Senate on Vikki Riley and West Papua

From the sublime to the shamefully ridiculous – the Australian Senate on Vikki Riley and West Papua

Senator CROSSIN: I want to place on the record that Vikki Riley is a constituent of mine in the Northern Territory ... I understand the government will not be supporting this motion because of her involvement with West Papua, in that it is in conflict with our foreign policy.