ACTU calls for negotiation of Maritime Boundaries for Timor-Leste

ACTU Congress 2015

Docklands Stadium 740 Bourke Street Melbourne

“Congress recognises that the people and government of Timor Leste are still seeking justice in a fair division of resources in the Timor Sea in the Greater Sunrise Oilfields.

Congress calls on the Australian Government to:

1. Acknowledge its unlawful and unjust claim to a continental shelf boundary north of the median line between Australia and Timor Leste and adhere to the principles of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea impartially and fairly; and

2. Commence immediate negotiations to settle the eastern and western boundaries of the Timor Gap between Australia, Timor Leste and Indonesia.”

Moved: Paul McAleer, MUA Seconded: Brad Parker, CFMEU