PETITION ABOUT JUSTICE IN THE TIMOR SEA NOW ON LINE

Petition to the House of Representatives for equidistant maritime border between Timor Leste and Australia

Sister Susan Connelly, the author of the justice in the Timor Sea petition, has announced that it can now be signed on line. hard copy petitions are also available from AETFA SA

Please support and share widely…

Go to: http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Petitions/House_of_Representatives_Petitions/Petitions_General/Petitions_List?id=EN0232

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The page will ask for your name and your email address, that’s all.

You could put it out on social media. …FaceBook and Twitter etc.

Send it to all your contacts!

This link will be live for four weeks only and the cut-off date is 28 June.

Mr Tony Burke MP will be presenting the Petition in Parliament, on a date to be advised.

Best wishes to all
Susan

Sister Susan Connelly

14 Yerrick Road

Lakemba NSW 2195

0498 473 341

http://www.timfo.org

TIME TO DRAW THE LINE Public Meeting

The Australia East Timor Friendship Association (South Australia) invites you to a ………

PUBLIC MEETING

TOPIC: TIMOR SEA JUSTICE CAMPAIGNWHERE TO?

TIME: 3 PM
DAY: Sunday
DATE: 4 June 2017

VENUE: FILEF Meeting Room
15 Lowe St, Adelaide

SPEAKERS: * Dr Richie Gun (AETFA SA)

* Dr Ian Leitch (Hon. Timor Leste Consul to SA) pending confirmation

* Speaker from the East Timor Students Association SA to give an update on key issues in Timor-Leste (tba)

Members & intending members
Please Note: This public meeting will follow the AETFA SA AGM which will be at 2pm
ALL WELCOME

Followed by questions and discussion

Drinks and nibbles provided

Bob Hanney
Secretary

Email: bobhanney48@gmail.com

Phone: +61 8 83443511;

Andy Alcock
Information Officer

Email: andyalcock@internode.on.net

Phone: +61 8 83710480; 0457 827 014

AETFA SA – 41 YEARS OF SOLIDARITY WITH TIMOR-LESTE FOR INDEPENDENCE & JUSTICE

( AETFA SA was originally the Campaign for an Independent East Timor SA until Timor-Leste’s independence in 2002)

March on May Day for Timor-Leste Justice and West Papua Freedom

Australia East Timor Friendship Association South Australia Inc

AETFA-SA, PO BOX 240, GOODWOOD SA 5034
www.aetfa.org.au   Secretary: bobhanney48@gmail.com    PHONE: 08 8344 3511

MAY DAY ACTIVITIES 2017

May Day March Saturday 6 May 2017

HANDS OF TIMOR’S OIL & GAS

INDONESIAN MILITARY OUT OF WEST PAPUA

* March with the Australia East Timor Friendship Association SA & Australia West Papua Association SA

* look for the AETFA SA & HANDS OFF TIMOR’S OIL & West Papua banners & flags

* Demand that the Australian Government stops stealing Timor-Leste’s oil and gas from its 1/2 of the Timor Sea

* Meet at southern end of Tandanyangga (Victoria Square) with Donald Barnes, Bob Hanney & Sandra Dann

Theme of May Day 2017: Jobs with Justice at Home and Abroad

Time: 10.00 am  (moving off 10.30am)

Day: Saturday

Date: 6 May 2017

March from Victoria Square, South to Light Square

Speeches, music, food, drink & kids entertainment at Light Square

AETFA SA will have a stall at Light Square

- buy some Timor Organic Coffee, sign a petition & obtain information

HANDS OFF TIMOR’S OIL & GAS!

VIVA TIMOR-LESTE INDEPENDENTE!

Buy Community Lottery Tickets to Support Timor-Leste

Once again AETFA is raising money to support Timor-Leste: 1.) Campaign to achieve an equidistant maritime boundary between our two countries according to International Law and normal procedure, which will mean that Timor-Leste will receive the just amount of revenue from oil and gas resources in the Timor Sea.*  2.) Projects in Timor-Leste to assist Timorese social development.

Buy tickets online until 31 March for a double chance at the Prize. Lottery continues until 31 August in hard tickets

Click on link below to purchase tickets:

https://www.peopleschoicecu.com.au/australia-east-timor-friendship-association-of-sa

* A very successful film launch of Time To Draw The Line was held last Monday. Watch this space for further actions to support Timor-Leste’s quest for justice and equality.

Time To Draw The Line – tickets are available at the door

Time To Draw The Line – East Timor film night

Tickets for the film “Time to Draw the Line” are now available at the door on
20th Feb 2017 at 7pm
Capri Theatre, 141 Goodwood Road, Goodwood
Speakers: Janelle Saffin, adviser to ET govt and film producer; and Senator Sarah Hanson Young

To book online go to the following link:

https://tickets.demand.film/event/1458

If you would like more information or assistance with booking please call Andy 08 83710480 or Bob 08 83443511

Hope to see you at this very important event

Andy Alcock                                                                                                                                         Information Officer

TIME TO DRAW THE LINE – Updated details

The Australia East Timor Friendship Association SA invites you to see the documentary film:

TIME TO DRAW THE LINE

Official AETFA SA/Timor Sea Justice Campaign Launch

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Learn about how Australia is stealing resources from Timor-Leste’s half of the Timor Sea and why this is a cause of great shame to many Australians.

The East Timorese suffered much because of their support of Australia during World War 2, up to a third of them were wiped out during the illegal and brutal Indonesian occupation while our leaders cooperated with the Indonesian military and now we are stealing the resources from this tiny neighbour which is the poorest in SE Asia.

Watch the trailer:    https://au.demand.film/time-to-draw-the-line/

TIME:         7 pm
DATE:        Monday 20 February 2017 (UN SOCIAL JUSTICE DAY)
VENUE:     Capri Theatre
( 141 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood)

Also hear key speakers:

                    Janelle Saffin  – former ALP MHR for Page (NSW)
- adviser to the Timor-Leste Government
- a producer of Time to Draw the Line

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young  – Greens Senator for SA

Tickets:     to be purchased on line with Demand Film:                                      https://tickets.demand.film/event/1458

Cost:         $20 waged     $15 concession

Reserve your tickets by Sunday 12 February to ensure the screening goes ahead.  The screenings will be cancelled if the reserve quota is not reached

More information from:
Andy Alcock, Information Officer                   Bob Hanney, Secretary
Phone:    61 8 83710480                              Phone: 61 8 83443511
0457 827 014                                                0469 359199
Email:    andyalcock@internode.on.net          Email: bobhanney48@gmail.com
AETFA SA – 41 YEARS OF SOLIDARITY WITH TIMOR-LESTE FOR INDEPENDENCE & JUSTICE
                                       (Affiliated to the Timor Sea Justice Campaign)

(AETFA SA was originally the Campaign for an Independent East Timor SA until Timor-Leste’s Independence in 2002)

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ALSO: Australian Greens Boothby branch screening of Time To Draw The Line:

Sunday 19 February, 4pm                                                                                                                    at Wallis Cinema Mitcham, Mitcham Square, 119 Belair Road, Torrens Park

Tickets at  https://tickets.demand.film/event/1411

TELL JULIE BISHOP: ITS TIME FOR A FAIR GO FOR TIMOR

It’s a surprising breakthrough, and one we’ve long called for together. Now you need to make your voice heard and sign the petition for a fair go for Timor.

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This week, Julie Bishop announced that Timor and Australia would terminate a dodgy Timor Sea Treaty and begin negotiations for a permanent maritime border. This major shift presents new hope for the people of Timor – to get back what is rightfully theirs.

But if history is our guide, we need to keep the pressure up right now.

Please add your signature to our urgent petition demanding a fair approach to the negotiations

Sign the petition

It’s been a sorry story. For more than a decade, particularly under the Howard and Abbott Governments, Australia treated Timor with disdain. We withdrew recognition of international laws, used our disproportionate power as a wealthy nation, and even spied on previous  negotiations using bugs planted during an AusAid project. We bullied a  fledgling nation – and a dear friend – out of resources that are rightfully theirs. We cannot let our Government do it again.

The commitment this week from Minister Bishop is the first step in a long process, but it’s more promising than anything we’ve seen in the past.

While the new negotiations take place behind closed doors, Australians like you are determined to keep this issue in the spotlight. More than 200 supporters have funded this campaign, and thousands have pledged support. Together we can pressure Julie Bishop to adopt a foreign policy that we can be proud of. But it will only happen with your help – and your voice!

Sign the petition: Tell the Foreign Minister to negotiate a fair boundary halfway between Australia and Timor.

Ella & Tom
For the Timor Sea Justice Campaign

P.S Spread the word by forwarding this email to a friend

Timor Sea Justice Campaign · Australia

AETFA SA is an affiliate of TSJC

You can also keep up with Timor Sea Justice Campaign on Twitter or Facebook.

Christmas Pop-up Shop for Timor-Leste on Sunday

AUSTRALIA EAST TIMOR FRIENDSHIP ASSOC. SA (AETFA SA) supports the following:

Finished your Christmas Shopping yet?
Finish your Christmas Shopping at our

Christmas Pop Up Shop
handicrafts from Alola Foundation, Casa Vida & Kor Timor
Sunday 18 December 10amish – 4pm
in the One Small Room Alley
6 – 10 Elizabeth Street, Croydon
100% of Sales to be Donated to Casa Vida

Casa Vida provides access to vocational training & sustainable & meaningful employment which is essential in assisting to restore the hope & dignity of victims of sexual violence: which in-turn assists with their positive reintegration into society. We will continue to raise money for Casa Vida until the end of the year:

Can’t make it? You can make a donation via PayPal by going to our website: www.manythreadsproject.com

Or via direct bank deposit:
Many Threads Project
Peoples Choice Credit Union
BSB 805 050
Account Number 100008578

Please advise us via manythreadsproject@gmail.com so we can acknowledge your donation.

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We support a range of social enterprises & women’s cooperatives in Timor-Leste by assisting them to expand their market in Australia. 

We have also provided support to the East Timor Students Association – SA & are looking forward to supporting the establishment of their Alumni Group in Timor-Leste & projects recommended by them such as their appeal for assistance for the children of Bobonaro in 2013.

For more information visit our website:
www.manythreadsproject.com

AWPA Adelaide ’s upcoming Melanesian Feast

Australia West Papua Association (SA) inc   

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invites you to attend a Melanesian  Feast

    from 1pm on Sunday 4th December

 at 99 Day Terrace, West Croydon

$20/$10

To celebrate the 1st December declaration of WP Independence  

Funds raised on the day will assist our human rights campaigns

Please  RSVP for catering purposes by Thursday 1/12

   to info@awpaadelaide.com    or ph  either 83454480 or 83401847

The AWPA Annual general meeting will be held following the lunch

You can also go into Facebook and share this event with your friends at the link below

https://www.facebook.com/events/922914487839252/

FILM BENEFIT FOR WORKING WOMEN´S CENTRE in TIMOR-LESTE

SA Unions, the SA Working Women’s Centre, the APHEDA Union Aid Abroad Activist Group SA & Australia East Timor Friendship Association

invite you to:

A FILM BENEFIT NIGHT

for TIMOR-LESTE’S WORKING WOMEN’S CENTRE

featuring The Queen of Ireland

WEDNESDAY 2nd N0VEMBER 2016

5.30 PM:   Drinks & Nibbles Speaker: Sandra Dann (Director, WWC SA) – Update on the WWC-TL

6.45 PM:    Film: The Queen of Ireland

VENUE: The CAPRI THEATRE 141 Goodwood Road, Goodwood SA 5034

ADMISSION: Full Wage:  $20      Concession:  $15

TICKETS are available from:

SA Unions:     Gus Story          PH: 8279 2222     E: astory@saunions.org.au

WWC SA: Sandra Dann PH: 8410 6499 M: 0409 693286 E: sandra@wwc.org.au

ASU (SA+NT): Jessie O´Neill PH: 8363 1322 E: joneill@asu-sant.asn.au

AETFA:     Donald Barnes      PH: 8359 3109 M: 0429 997169     E: dbarnes@adam.com.au

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About the Film

The Queen of Ireland is a 2015 Irish documentary film directed by Conor Horgan. It focuses on Rory O’Neill, better known as Panti, in the lead up to the historic referendum on marriage equality for same-sex couples in Ireland. (Wikipedia)

Director: Conor Horgan. Music composed by: Michael Fleming. Cast: Rory O´Neill. Screenplay: Conor Horgan, Phillip McMahon. Producers: Katie Holly, Ailish Bracken