East Timor

East Timor

7 December 2000

© Commonwealth of Australia 2000
ISBN 0 642 71103 8

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the Committee (PDF 49KB)

Secretariat

 
Terms of reference (PDF 60KB)
 
Map of East Timor region (PDF 454KB)
 
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 51KB)
 
Chapter 2 - Economic and social development (PDF 324KB)

The East Timor economy
  Budgetary assistance from Jakarta
  International aid
  Investment
  Employment
  Agriculture
  Food security
  Coffee
  Livestock
  Fisheries
  Other commercial crops
  Mining and energy
  Timor Gap oil
  Manufacturing
  Infrastructure and construction
  Services
  Financial services
  Transport services
  Telecommunications
  Media
  Retail
  Tourism
  Conclusion

Land tenure
Health
  Australian assistance
  National Tuberculosis program in East Timor
  Conclusion

Education
  Australian assistance
  Conclusion

The rule of law
Portugal and Portuguese
The role of the Catholic Church

 
Chapter 3 - Humanitarian assistance and security matters (PDF 658KB)

Humanitarian and development assistance
  Initial aid activities
  Australian financial aid
  International aid
  Co-ordination

The Oecusse enclave
AUSCIVPOL
United States role in East Timor
Radio Australia
MAPS
  East Timor
  Wells and fields

 
Chapter 4 - The Timor Gap (Zone of Co-operation) Treaty (PDF 1024KB)

Introduction
Indonesia’s interest
1997 Delimitation Treaty
Administrative arrangements in the transitional period
Bayu-Undan liquids recovery and gas recycle project
The transition from Indonesia to East Timor
Attitude of the East Timorese
MAPS
  The Timor Gap: terminal points 16 and 17
  Areas A, B and C
  Areas A, B and C in relation to East Timor and Australia

 
Chapter 5 - Human rights in East Timor (PDF 232KB)

Human rights abuses in East Timor since 1975
  Death toll
  The human rights record, 1975—1999

Violence within East Timorese society
Responsibility for militia violence leading up to and following the 30 August 1999 vote
Holding to account those responsible for crimes
International Commission of Jurists’ offer
Displaced persons in West Timor
Electoral information data base
East Timorese asylum seekers

 
Chapter 6 - Australian policy: Indonesia’s incorporation of East Timor (PDF 345KB)

Introduction
Australia’s breach of Portugal’s neutrality in 1941
The Menzies period
The Whitlam government
  The Fretilin UDT conflict
  Australian attempts at mediation
  Indonesian fear of Communist influence in Fretilin
  Balibo
  America’s policy in 1975
  Britain’s policy in 1975
  Five-Power partners
  Portugal’s policy
  Australian disengagement
  Contradiction between self-determination and incorporation

Conclusion

 
Chapter 7 - Australia’s policy: late 1975–99 (PDF 363KB)

Fraser government
The Hawke government
The Keating government
United Nations’ negotiations
The Howard government
  A well-conceived strategy?
Australia’s preparedness to prevent post-ballot violence
Australian policy in retrospect
Conclusion

 
Chapter 8 - Australia and Indonesia (PDF 109KB)

Australia’s relations with Indonesia
  Mending relations
  Building a constructive relationship
  Democratic Indonesia

Further Australian involvement in Indonesia
Northern Territory and eastern Indonesia
Australian defence co-operation with Indonesia

 
Appendix 1 - Submissions (PDF 51KB)
 
Appendix 2 - Witnesses who appeared before the Committee at public hearings (PDF 86KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3538
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
Email: fadt.sen@aph.gov.au

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