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Indonesian troops at the house in which the Balibo Five sheltered before being killed (Image: AAP/National Archives of Australia)

Balibo 45 years on — and it still stinks of cover-up and collusion

Today marks 45 years since five Australian journalists were murdered in East Timor. Yet questions about who knew what and when still remain.

Murdered Australian journalist Greg Shackleton (Images: AAP/MUP)

Were our spies compromised by Balibo? New book reveals more sordid history

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 and Prime Minister of Timor-Leste Taur Matan Ruak upon the ratification of the maritime boundary treaty (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

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.

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.

East Timor, 17 years on: a troubled past, a fragile future

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.

Four decades later, no justice, no peace for murdered Balibo journalists

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.

Media briefs: Gough’s day … defamation watch … Barbara Walters resurrected …

The AFP has dropped its war crimes investigation into the Balibo Five. And other media tidbits of the day.

The Sri Lankan government of Mahinda Rajapaksa has worked out how to get away with murder.

Report on Sri Lanka war crimes exonerates SL government

The Sri Lankan government of Mahinda Rajapaksa has worked out how to get away with murder.

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 <b>Nicola Robinson</b>.

Life after Balibo, the memoir

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 <b>Shirley Shackleton</b>, writer and activist for East Timor.

Shirley Shackleton: We must end the deeply humiliating scandal of Balibo

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.

The Australian film <em>Balibo</em> was supposed to be shown at the Jakarta International Film Festival on Tuesday, but was blocked last minute by the Indonesian censorship board.

Balibo banned in Indonesia

The Australian film Balibo was supposed to be shown at the Jakarta International Film Festival on Tuesday, but was blocked last minute by the Indonesian censorship board.

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