Treaty confirms Australia profited from Timor-Leste oil and gas, rights groups say

Treaty confirms Australia profited from Timor-Leste oil and gas, rights groups say
 

Australia has received billions of dollars in revenue from contested oil and gas fields which a new border treaty officially confirms belonged to Timor-Leste, civil society groups have claimed.
On Wednesday the two nations signed a treaty agreeing a permanent maritime border to close the Timor Gap, and establishing a “special regime” area for the sharing of an untapped, multibillion-dollar gas field in the Timor Sea.
It came at the end of decades of fractious negotiations and disagreements, which included accusations of greed and espionage on the part of Australia.
But human rights groups... read more

 
7 March 2018 in World News, Views: 57
Source: Guardian
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