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