Today marks 45 years since five Australian journalists were murdered in East Timor. Yet questions about who knew what and when still remain.
In a new book exposing Australia's long history of seeking to exploit Timor-Leste's natural resources, Bernard Collaery reveals a stunning act of billion-dollar theft, and a document that undermines the official story around the murders of the Balibo Five.
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.
Although East Timor is doing much better than it was, it is still very fragile. And the Timor Sea dispute could undo much of the progress that has been made.
No one has ever been prosecuted for the cold-blooded murder of Australian journalists in Indonesia.
The AFP has dropped its war crimes investigation into the Balibo Five. And other media tidbits of the day.
Shirley Shackleton, widow of journalist Greg Shackleton, has now told her side of the Balibo Five story in an engaging, funny, gutsy and often heart-rending memoir, says Nicola Robinson.
I wonder what pressure in being brought to force Purwanto to become the fall guy for his senior officers by creating mediocre versions of the murders, none of which are credible, writes Shirley Shackleton, writer and activist for East Timor.