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Topic: Movement Against the Occupation of the Timor Sea
Drawing the (median) line. A Declaration to the Australian Government on Timor-Leste

Drawing the (median) line. A Declaration to the Australian Government on Timor-Leste

Many Australian people believe that your Government has been generous to our people, but this is a misconception. Since 1999, Australia has provided approximately US$1.7 billion in military and civilian assistance for Timor-Leste through bilateral and multilateral mechanisms. During the same sixteen years, the Australian government has received nearly $5 billion dollars in revenues from oil and gas fields which rightfully belong to Timor-Leste. The more than three billion dollars Timor-Leste has “given” to Australia makes us your largest aid donor, not the other way around.

Dear Australia, Stop stealing our oil and gas. Regards, Timor Leste

Dear Australia, Stop stealing our oil and gas. Regards, Timor Leste

These are not the practices of a nation which values democracy, freedom and morality. In addition, Australia’s leaders showed their disrespect for the Timor-Leste people – a small, poor people who generously helped Australia during the Second World War against Japan, at the cost of 40,000 Timorese people’s lives.

A message from Timor Leste: “Australia is not an honest neighbour in this region.”

A message from Timor Leste: “Australia is not an honest neighbour in this region.”

Movimentu Kontra Okupasaun Tasi Timor [Tetum] (Gerakan Menentang Pendudukan Laut Timor) mengadakan demonstrasi menentang spionasi yang dilakukan Australia dalam perundingan-perundingan mengenai minyak di Laut Timor.