Search Results: East Timor

  • RELIGION

    Loose reasoning on death penalty - Frank Brennan

    • Frank Brennan
    • 25 October 2007

    We think it is wrong for foreign states to impose the death penalty on Aussie drug traffickers and drug mules. But we apply different reasoning to non-Australians facing death at the hands of the state. The practical, hands on, Aussie approach often plays fast and loose with moral reasoning about what is right and wrong.

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  • RELIGION

    Frank Brennan replies to Tony Abbott on religion in politics

    • Frank Brennan
    • 25 October 2007
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  • AUSTRALIA

    Don't just do something, sit there and listen

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 11 July 2007
    7 Comments

    The most telling questions about the PM's plan to fix Aboriginal communities focus on the involvement of the police and military. These reveal not just the absence of any broader strategy, but they also echo of the war metaphor that has been so prevalent over the past eleven years.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    East Timor's continued uphill battle to secure a future

    • Paul Cleary
    • 11 July 2007
    3 Comments

    A potentially unstable coalition government with few detailed policies and weak administrative ability is now certain to emerge following the fragmented result in the recent election. But grounds for hope remain.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Grubby oil grab that left a tiny country gasping

    • Christine Kearney
    • 13 June 2007
    1 Comment

    Ugly. Rapacious. Bruising and governed by the narrowest definitions of national interest. These are a few of the descriptions that spring to mind after reading this devastating portrait of Australia’s negotiations over oil and gas resources in the Timor Sea.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Ramos-Horta landslide best possible outcome

    • Paul Cleary
    • 18 May 2007

    The vote in East Timor's presidential election has unified the nation, and given democracy a second change, after the fractious violence of 2006. It underscores the depth of the antipathy towards the Fretilin government after it badly managed the country’s post-independence development and sparked renewed violence last year.

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Paul Cleary

    • Paul Cleary
    • 17 May 2007

    Paul Cleary worked for East Timor Prime Minister Alkatiri as a consultant on a World Bank-funded project from 2003 to 2005. His book on the Timor Sea oil dispute will be published in June by Allen&Unwin.

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Peter Hosking SJ

    • Peter Hosking
    • 17 May 2007

    Peter Hosking SJ is a former East Timor country director for Jesuit Refugee Service.

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Bryan Pipins

    • Bryan Pipins
    • 17 May 2007

    Bryan is a Jesuit from Melbourne who was ordained in 2003. He has worked in East Timor and the Philippines. Last year he was in Darfur, and is presently in Northern Uganda working for the Jesuit Refugee Service.

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Christine Kearney

    • Christine Kearney
    • 17 May 2007

    Christine Kearney is a freelance writer who has worked in East Timor and Indonesia. She is currently based in Canberra.  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Election a test for East Timor's fragile democracy

    • Paul Cleary
    • 16 April 2007
    1 Comment

    Claims of irregularities in last week's presidential election speak volumes about the state of East Timor’s democracy. The elections are also a crucial test for building democracy in post-conflict countries.

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  • RELIGION

    Former Jesuit associate presumed fifth crash victim

    • Staff
    • 04 April 2007
    1 Comment

    Liz O'Neill is the presumed fifth crash victim.

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