Monthly Archives: May 2016

Two Public Meetings: Timor-Leste on 15 May and West Papua on 19 May

Australia East Timor Friendship Association S. A. Inc.
invites you to two public meetings in May. Details below –
1.) PUBLIC MEETING on Sunday 15 May 2016 at 3pm


* AETFA Committee tribute to committee member Bill Fisher
(died 22 February 2016)

David Willis, Flinders University
– “Three Choices for Timor: Contending with small state geopolitics”

* Spokesperson from the East Timor Students Association of SA (t.b.c.)
– Latest developments in Timor-Leste

Followed by questions and discussion

TIME:    3 PM

DAY:      Sunday

DATE:    15 May 2016

VENUE:   FILEF Centre, 15 Lowe St Adelaide (Entrance at rear)
Drinks and nibbles provided

This public meeting will follow the AETFA SA AGM at 2pm

For more information contact:
Andrew (Andy) Alcock
Information Officer
Australia East Timor Friendship Association SA Inc
Email:       andyalcock@internode.on
Phone:   +61 8 83710480; 0457 827 014


2.)  Special Invitation

Come to the Public Forum

‘Breaking the Silence’

Hear West Papuan Leader:

Benny Wenda

 Benny Wenda

6.00 pm for 6.30 pm

Thursday 19 May 2016

Lecture Theatre Napier 102, (First Floor Napier Building)

University of Adelaide

North Terrace Campus

(download map at

Benny Wenda, who is currently exiled in Oxford, England:

�        is a West Papuan independence leader and an international lobbyist for the independence of West Papua

�        has acted as special representative of the Papuan people in the British Parliament, United Nations and European Parliament

�        was appointed in 2014 as the spokesman for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), a new organisation uniting the three main political organisations struggling for the independence of West Papua

�        has been nominated for the second year in a row for the esteemed Nobel Peace Prize, awarded annually by the Norwegian Nobel Committee for  those who have �done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses�.

Entry gold coin donation        For further info please contact:

Dave Arkins 8345-4480

Rosemary McKay 0433 101568

The forum is presented by Australia West Papua Association (SA) Inc. ; United Nations Association of Australia SA Division Inc.; Australian Institute of International Affairs, SA Branch;   Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Adelaide;   Australia East Timor Friendship Association, SA Inc.;  The Women�s International League for Peace and Freedom SA Branch;    Sister Janet Mead and The Romero Community