QUIZ NIGHT FOR TIMOR-LESTE

Quiz Night
Para Hills Modbury Catholic Parish, East Timor committee
Saturday 26th May 2018
7.30 pm start
Holy Trinity Catholic Church Hall, Kesters Road Para Hills
* Admission $10 pp * Table bookings: 8-10 people *

BYO Drinks and Supper
Tea and coffee available – gold coin donation appreciated

* Lots of Prizes   * Auction   * Raffle

Bookings: Place your name on the Booking Sheets at St John XXIII, Holy Trinity or phone the Parish office on 8264 7590

All proceeds to our sister diocese of Maliana, East Timor

for clean water and electricity projects & repairs to computers

 

Community Lottery for AETFA projects now online

Hi. 2018 Community Lottery tickets are now available online. All monies for tickets go to the Australia East Timor Friendship Assoc SA for Timor Leste projects, incl. advocacy and the Working Womens Centre in Dili. Those buying tickets online before the end of April get 2 chances to win a prize.

Thankyou for your continued support and goodluck! Just click on the link below:-

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

Bob Hanney
Secretary

AT LAST SOME JUSTICE FOR TIMOR-LESTE IN THE TIMOR SEA BUT MORE NEEDED

AETFA SA MEDIA STATEMENT 8 MARCH 2018:
The Australia East Timor Friendship Association of SA today released the statement below following the announcement that agreement had been reached between the governments of Australia and Timor-Leste that the maritime boundary between the two nations will be the midline between their coastlines:

“The agreement signed by Agio Pereira for Timor-Leste and Julie Bishop for Australia is a truly historic occasion because, finally, the Australian Government has been forced to accept the principle of international law (the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea or UNCLOS) in relation to the maritime border between the two nations in the Timor Sea.

However, it is not a proud moment for Australia, whose leaders from the beginning of negotiations on 2002, sought to cheat Timor-Leste, the poorest nation in the region that was still recovering from 24 years of brutal occupation by the Indonesian military (TNI) out of its fair share of the oil and gas resources in its half of the Timor Sea.

Later, the Timor-Leste Government took Australia to an International Court over allegations of ASIS (Australian Security Intelligence Service) spying on its negotiating team in 2005 and accused it of bullying tactics during the early stages of its Independence forcing the new East Timorese nation to accept an unfair deal.

Then in 2016, Dili took the maritime border dispute to the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague. The International Court ordered compulsory arbitration between the two parties which has finally led to the current agreement. The response of the then Attorney General, George Brandis was to order an ASIO (Australian Security Intelligenc Organisation) raid on the office of Bernard Collaery, the Australian lawyer who was representing the government of Timor-Leste and to withdraw the passport of Witness K, a former Australian military intelligence officer, who became a whistle blower because of Australia’s unfair treatment of Timor-Leste. Many international legal observers consider that these tactics were intended to pervert the course of justice.

These outrages followed the 24 years of aiding and abetting the TNI during its long and illegal occupation of East Timor. All of this has to be considered as a disgraceful and contemptible way to treat our valiant World War 2 ally whose people suffered greatly at the hands of the Japanese military for supporting Australia.

If Australia is acting in good faith, it should return the royalties for the resources that were removed from Timor-Leste’s half of the Timor Sea to help it provide urgently needed humanitarian, rebuilding and development programs to build a healthy and viable nation in the future. Its people still suffer high levels of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, malnutrition, youth unemployment, illiteracy,and infant mortality.

While AETFA SA is pleased that the East Timorese have gained some justice with the signing of the treaty, it notes that there is still disagreement over how to share revenue from the lucrative Greater Sunrise oil and gas field in the Timor Sea which analysts have valued at between $40 and $50 billion. Timor-Leste wants a 70:30% split in its favour with processing being done in Timor-Leste. Australia wants to share profits with an 80-20 percent split in Timor-Leste’s favour, but with oil and gas processed in Darwin.

AETFA SA would ask why Timor-Leste should only receive 70% or 80% of the revenues given that 100% belongs to them ? It would be much fairer for the Australian Government to offer 90% of the revenues to Timor-Leste and offer a high percentage of staff positions in the refinery industry go to East Timor engineers, geologists, technicians.

Don Rothwell, an expert in international maritime law at the Australian National University has said that the opportunity for a gas processing industry was “worth more to Timor than to Australia”- especially the dire struggle for independence against incredible odds. Surely Australian leaders could show some compassion and fairness to our struggling neighbour that faces so many challenges as it seeks to be an economically viable nation instead of continuing the mean minded treatment of a people who have been out loyal friends”.

Andrew (Andy) Alcock

Information Officer

AETFA SA Inc

Phone: 61 8 83710480

0457 827 014

Email: andyalcock@internode.on.net

AETFA SA – 43 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)

PUBLIC MEETING ON WEST PAPUA – 2 November 2017

An update on the West Papuan Struggle

The Long Road to Self Determination

West Papua takes its case to the United Nations

6.30 for 7 p.m. start

Thursday 2nd November 2017

St Francis Cathedral Hall, 65 Wakefield Street, City

Speakers

Rex Rumakiek: Executive member of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua, ULMWP, who with Benny Wenda, jointly presented a petition signed by 1.8 million West Papuans to the U.N. demanding a new independence referendum.

Peter Arndt: Executive Officer, Catholic Justice & Peace Commission of Brisbane,who recently visited West Papua and has since issued a report documenting recent military and police intimidation, beatings and torture, kidnapping and murder in West Papua. He also personally presented the report at a U.N. meeting on Human rights in Geneva this year.

https://www.ulmwp.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Benny-Wenda-presenting-West-Papuan-Peoples-Petition-to-Jeremy-Corbyn-300x225.jpg                                          Rex Rumakiek                                  UK Opposition Leader Hon. Jeremy Corbyn MP being presented with a copy of the petition by Benny Wenda, and picture Rex Rumakiek

Entry gold coin donation         For further info Contact:

Dave Arkins 8345-4480 dave-arkins@bigpond.com.au

Rosemary McKay 0433 101568 scotiaforever@hotmail.com

The forum is presented by Australia West Papua Association (SA) Inc.; Australian Institute of International Affairs, SA Branch; Australia East Timor Friendship Association, SA Inc.; The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom SA Branch; Sister Janet Mead and The Romero Community

FILM BENEFIT FOR WORKING WOMEN’S CENTRE 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 BATTLE OF THE SEXES [PG]

WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER 2017
530 PM: Drinks & Nibbles. Speaker: Sandra Dann (Director, WWC SA) – Update on the WWC-TL

6.45 PM: Film: BATTLE OF THE SEXES (starring Emma Stone & Steve Carell)

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

ADMISSION: $20

TICKETS available from:

SA Unions: Gus Story: Phone: 8279 2222 Email: astory@saunions.org.au

WWC SA: Sandra Dann: Phone: 8410 6499 Mobile: 0409 693286 Email: sandra@wwc.org.au

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

AETFA SA: Donald Barnes: Phone: 8359 3109 Mobile: 0429 997 169 Email: dbarnes@adam.com.au

Andy Alcock: Phone: 83710480 Mobile: 0457 827 014 Email: andyalcock@internode.on.net

or make a DIRECT BANK PAYMENT:

Account name: AETFA SA BSB: 105-900 Account Number: 952850740 Description: Battle of Sexes Email: dbarnes@adam.com.au

If you pay online, tickets will be held at the door on the evening of the film.

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About the Film
Battle of the Sexes is based on the true story of the famous Bobby Riggs/Billie Jean King tennis challenge of 1973, in which the aging and sexist hustler challenged not only one of the game’s best female tennis players, but also its strongest feminist voice and is set at a time when sexism was very ugly.

“You’re so equal, get on the court and face me,” Riggs brayed. “Or get back in the kitchen!”

There are some faults on the facts of the story. But it aces the important things — the tennis and the politics and the people

The film is directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and stars Academy Award winner, Emma Stone, as Billie Jean King and & Academy Award nominee winner, Steve Carell, as Bobby Riggs

See the following website for a full review and the trailer: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/emma-stone-steve-carell-ace-battle-sexes-review-article-1.3504046

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