At last, some good news. Much rejoicing, but a lot of wondering about the future.
Here is the Press Release from the Permanent Court of Arbitration in which the above map is included.
News reports are around concerning finalisation of the maritime boundary
Australians calling for justice for our Timorese neighbours.
16,000+ signatures on a petition calling for a fair and permanent border in the Timor Sea
are being sent to Canberra
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
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!