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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.

Australia reckons with a long history of neglecting its Asian neighbours

Australia reckons with a long history of neglecting its Asian neighbours

Successive Australian governments have snubbed, time and again, south-east Asian countries. This represents a potentially significant problem for Australia's strategic foothold in the region.

What Four Corners left out of the Witness K story

What Four Corners left out of the Witness K story

Four Corners got the facts straight on how the Witness K scandal was born, but there is more to the story.

Australia’s shame: Witness K punished for his service, while the guilty go free

Australia’s shame: Witness K punished for his service, while the guilty go free

After years of relentless pressure, Witness K has pleaded guilty to revealing information about ASIS' criminal conduct in Timor Leste. It is a shameful reward for a man who diligently served his country.

When it comes to fixing ‘bad science’, scholars are not the enemy

When it comes to fixing ‘bad science’, scholars are not the enemy

Crikey readers discuss the need for a 'bad-science' watchdog, the prime ministership of Boris Johnson and Australia's handling of Timor-Leste.

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.

All about the oil: a history of Australia’s relationship with Timor-Leste

All about the oil: a history of Australia’s relationship with Timor-Leste

Australia views itself as Timor-Leste's liberator. But the reality is that Timor-Leste has suffered for decades because of Australia's pursuit of oil revenue above all else.

How the Witness K/Collaery case is being delayed into oblivion

How the Witness K/Collaery case is being delayed into oblivion

This is Australian politics' biggest scandal, and the most powerful people in the country are ensuring you know as little about it as possible.

West Papua is this generation’s Timor-Leste

West Papua is this generation’s Timor-Leste

Will Australia ultimately intervene in West Papua like it did in Timor-Leste? Or will the government turn a blind eye in favour of its recent free trade deal with Indonesia?

Labor can’t be trusted on national security

Labor can’t be trusted on national security

Ignore the Coalition's partisan sniping at Labor over encryption backdoors: Labor's record shows it can't be trusted to push back against corruption and misconduct by powerful security agencies.