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After a border dispute and spying scandal, can Australia and Timor-Leste be good neighbours?

This Friday marks the 20-year anniversary of the day the East Timorese people voted overwhelmingly for independence from Indonesia after a 24-year occupation.

Another significant anniversary comes next month, on September 20.

  • Michael Leach
  • The Conversation

That was the day of the arrival of the INTERFET mission, the Australian-led multinational force that brought an end to the violence that wracked Timor-Leste after …

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