Terms of Reference

Interim Report on East Timor

Terms of Reference

That the following matters be referred to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 21 October 1999:

(a) economic, social and political conditions in East Timor including respect for

human rights in the territory;

(b) Indonesia's military presence in East Timor and reports of ongoing conflict in the territory;

(c) the prospects for a just and lasting settlement of the East Timor conflict;

(d) Australia's humanitarian and development assistance in East Timor;

(e) the Timor Gap (Zone of Cooperation Treaty); and

(f) past and present Australian Government policy toward East Timor including the issue of East Timorese self-determination.