East Timor: Australia’s double betrayal "Since …

East Timor: Australia’s double betrayal

“Since the East Timorese independence referendum in 1999, the Australian government has received approximately $1 billion dollars in taxes on oil taken from the Laminaria Corallina field, which is fully situated in East Timorese territory.

During the same period, East Timor has received absolutely nothing from this oil field. One billion dollars is four times the amount of “aid” that has been “given” to East Timor through AusAID since 1999. “

Umm okay why do I have to stumble across this on a radical left website and it being the first I hear of it? WTF?

Packer and Murdoch owned papers don’t care to upset the government?

Umm…

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