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Jan 10, 2017

Oil slick: East Timor wins battle, but Australia could yet win resources war

The scrapping of the 2006 treaty is a first step towards East Timor securing its economic future. But it will need all future breaks to go its way if it is to avoid economic collapse.

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East Timor Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri, Australian Prime Minister John Howard and Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer after signing the treaty in 2006

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  1. Draco Houston

    Poor buggers. We’ve been huge bastards to them ever since Portugal walked away from them.

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