FILEF invites you to an information evening on latest developments concerning the maritime negotiations between Australia and Timor Leste, over an area rich in oil and gas.
Under the guise of an aid project, Australian secret services interfered in the treaty process, by spying on Timor Leste cabinet meetings in 2004.
The battle for a legal definition of maritime borders between Australia and Timor Leste is now on before the International Court of Justice in a kind of David and Goliath clash.
“Persecuting Truth-Tellers”: the case of the Australian government’s pursuit of ‘Witness K’and his lawyer
Susan Connelly – PhD, Sister of St Joseph, Timor Sea Justice Forum, expert on AustraliaTimor Leste relations
Elizabeth Biok – PhD, Solicitor at Legal Aid Commission, expert on Refugee Law in the Asia-Pacific Region
Q&A will follow ⋅
Light Refreshments on arrival ⋅ Entry by donation
LEICHHARDT LIBRARY Meeting Room
Italian Forum Norton Streeet
THURSDAY 27 JUNE 6pm
The Australian secret agent now known as “Witness K” found out that officials who ordered the spying were lobbying for Woodside, the giant oil company involved. He complained to the spy agency and soon after, ‘Witness K’ and his lawyer Bernard Collaery were charged with revealing state secrets and they now risk two years in prison, while court proceedings have been dragging on and on.