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East Timor and Australia: a Loveless Affair at Twenty

Cringe worthy, a touch molesting in sentiment: this was the celebratory occasion of the gathering of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison with his East Timorese counterparts.

During the course of its history, the state has been pillaged and bombed, its residents massacred and its politicians spied upon.

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The exposure of that seedy little matter of espionage came in December 2013, when it

The Australian delegation had eyes on underwater oil and gas revenue; nothing would be left to chance.

Because of such cheery sentiment, the…

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