MEDIA STATEMENT 4 DECEMBER 2013: WHY IS THE RICHEST NATION IN OUR REGION RIPPING OFF THE POOREST?
The Australia East Timor Friendship Association of South Australia today released a statement regarding the spying scandal against Timor-Leste by Australian security.
Andrew Alcock, AETFA’s Information Officer said:
All Australians who value justice and fairness must again be feeling very ashamed at the recent revelations of what lengths Australian governments have gone to to gain a great advantage over Timor-Leste, the poorest nation in our region, when negotiating the oil treaty between the two countries in 2006.
Now we learn that the current Attorney General, George Brandis, has authorised the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) to undermine Timor-Leste’s attempt to seek a fairer outcome by appealing to the International Court of Justice at The Hague.