Report – By Peter Cronau of ABC Four Corners
The Australian government has warned Timor-Leste there will be tough consequences over its decision to launch international arbitration proceedings over its maritime boundary with Australia.
The warning, aiming to “send a message” to the Timorese leadership, was delivered through an intermediary in direct language by a highly placed Australian diplomat one week ago.
The senior diplomat repeatedly warned the Timorese leadership they were being “naive to think the arbitration and maritime boundary issue would not affect the bilateral relationship”. Read more »