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Sophie Raynor

Freelance journalist

Sophie is a freelance journalist living in Timor-Leste.

Timor-Leste draws a line. Will Australia respect it?

Timor-Leste draws a line. Will Australia respect it?

Scott Morrison was playing nice over the weekend, but Australia has proved time and time again that it's hard-pressed to respect Timor-Leste's sovereignty.

How Australia trashed its legacy in Timor-Leste

How Australia trashed its legacy in Timor-Leste

It's almost 20 years since Australia led peacekeepers into the country but our true relationship is one threaded with manipulation, deception, bullying and greed.

Why Timor-Leste took its $484 million Greater Sunrise gamble

Why Timor-Leste took its $484 million Greater Sunrise gamble

The oil-dependent country’s acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ 30% Greater Sunrise stake is seen as the final step in securing sovereignty. But is it worth the risk?

'Hypocrite minister': Timor-Leste activists blast Bishop for prosecution of Witness K

'Hypocrite minister': Timor-Leste activists blast Bishop for prosecution of Witness K

Timor-Leste activists see the mistreatment of Witness K as yet more evidence of Australian arrogance and imperialism.