keywords: Timor Leste

  • AUSTRALIA

    Reinado a product of Timorese trauma

    • Sara Niner
    • 22 February 2008
    4 Comments

    Post-traumatic stress syndrome affects one third of the population of East Timor. Some survive as empathetic, generous and forgiving people. Others, such as late rebel leader Alfredo Reinado, do not.

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  • 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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  • 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

    Who pays for our impulsive consumption?

    • Beth Doherty
    • 18 May 2007
    4 Comments

    A tradition of disposable clothing has been emerging in the fashion industry for many years, clothing that falls apart easily, garments that you wear twice and then give away. However, we rarely consider what effect this impulsive consumption has on the world's poor.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The oxygen that breathes life into peacemaking

    • Peter Garrett
    • 30 October 2006
    4 Comments

    Other than formal interaction between nations, the role of non-government organisations (NGOs) who provide the heavy lifting in aid relief and community building in war-torn regions is critical, as is the exercise of citizen's voices, and the involvement they have with the political processes of their country.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Guerrilla to President: Xanana Gusmão

    • Sara Niner
    • 22 May 2006

    This year’s May anniversary of independence for Timor Leste is Xanana Gusmão’s second as President and the country’s fifth as a free territory. Sara Niner looks at the current political machinations.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Echoes of war

    • Dawn Delaney
    • 11 May 2006

    Dawn Delaney examines the unwelcome legacy of violence against women following the conflict in East Timor.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Just neighbours

    • Madeleine Byrne
    • 27 April 2006

    Madeleine Byrne explores the boundaries, both geographical and moral, between Australia and Timor-Leste.

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Sara Niner

    • Sara Niner

    Dr Sara Niner is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Arts Faculty at Monash University. She is the editor of To Resist is to Win: the Autobiography of Xanana Gusmão with selected letters and speeches. Her new research into women and handcrafts in East Timor is available here and here.

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