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Please join other Australians calling for justice for our Timorese neighbours.  

 

    PETITION TO
 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

We have over 10,000 signatures, and counting.
Have we counted you?

 

The time is fast approaching when the Petition is to end.  If you haven't done so, please print the petition form, get your friends and family, your church and school, and your grocer to sign.

It asks the government to agree with Timor-Leste on a fair and permanent border as soon as possible.

Your signature is important. Every signature is important.

There's a background paper worth reading: "Draw the Border".

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TIMFO.ORG is the website of the Timor Sea Justice Forum NSW. It supports East Timor's campaign to determine its maritime boundary with Australia.

There is no maritime boundary between our two countries, only provisional arrangements for resource sharing. The Timorese people say that "drawing the line" is an important and final step in fully determining their sovereign territory. Here is a two-page summary of the issue, called "Draw the Border". It's easy to read, lots of pictures, up-to-date.

Time to Draw the Line ~ Documentary

Click on the video trailer for the documentary "Time to Draw the Line" which gives a glimpse of the history and context of this struggle.

In the second video  you can hear East Timor's leadership being very clear about what they are seeking from the Government of Australia. They put their position with passion, precision, and with one voice.

Thanks for visiting TIMFO. Please click on some of the blog posts you  can see listed on the right and look here for some ideas on what you can do. There are sample letters there to help you bring the issue to your local Member of Parliament. Also follow us on Twitter and Facebook - a great way to keep up-to-date!

Download our latest flyer "Draw the Border". There's also an earlier one:  Background to the Timor Sea dispute.

This map shows what the boundary is likely to look like according to the application of international law - courtesy of Timor-Leste's Maritime Boundary Office

This map shows what the boundary is likely to look like according to the application of international law - courtesy of Timor-Leste's Maritime Boundary Office