Subscribe and enjoy more than 800,000 books
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Spinner ae25b23ec1304e55286f349b58b08b50e88aad5748913a7eb729246ffefa31c9
Crossing the Line - Australia’s Secret History in the Timor Sea - cover

Crossing the Line - Australia’s Secret History in the Timor Sea

Kim McGrath

Publisher: Black Inc. Redback

  • 0
  • 1
  • 0

Summary

For fifty years, Australia has schemed to deny East Timor billions of dollars of oil and gas wealth.

With explosive new research and access to never-before- seen documents, Kim McGrath tells the story of Australia’s secret agenda in the Timor Sea, exposing the ruthlessness of successive governments. Australia did nothing to stop Indonesia’s devastating occupation of East Timor, when – on our doorstep – 200,000 lives were lost from a population of 650,000. Instead, our government colluded with Indonesia to secure more favourable maritime boundaries.

Even today, Australia claims resources that, by international law, should belong to its neighbour – a young country still recovering from catastrophe and in desperate need of income. Crossing the Line is a long-overdue exposé of the most shameful episode in recent Australian history.

‘Revelatory, extraordinary and compelling – an absolute must-read.’ —Peter Garrett

‘Crossing the Line is an unassailable exposé of Australia’s ruthless pursuit of resources in the Timor Sea. A timely and definitive book.’ —José Ramos-Horta

‘Kim McGrath has trawled the national archives to produce the smoking gun on Australia’s callous betrayal of the people who supported our commandos in World War II, and on the immoral and unlawful appropriation of their oil.’ —Paul Cleary

Kim McGrath has been published in the Monthly and has long experience working in government and policy development. She is Research Director at the Bracks Timor-Leste Governance Project, which provides policy advice to the Timor-Leste government.

Other books that might interest you

  • The Knowledge Office Part 10 - cover

    The Knowledge Office Part 10

    The Knowledge Office

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    This book provides potential guidance that could help you in organizing and managing a quality program
    Show book
  • The Traders - cover

    The Traders

    Sonny Kleinfield

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    An inside look at the high-stakes trading floors of major financial exchanges and the men and women who hold the chipsSonny Kleinfield spent months with individual traders on five of America’s biggest financial exchanges. The investors he followed are the ultimate gamblers, trading only for themselves, not for clients, and sometimes going “all in” on stocks, options, and, ultimately, their own futures. These mavericks display a unique intensity and a savage brand of competitiveness. Acclaimed reporter Kleinfield gets inside their minds and worlds, showing what drives them to a stressful, high-stakes profession.From the trading floors of the New York Stock Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Commodity Exchange Center, and American Stock Exchange, Kleinfield delivers a riveting portrait of a dying breed of go-for-broke entrepreneurs. Readers feel the frenzied excitement of the brokers and traders, and gain access to a risky, adrenaline-charged world where fortunes come and go in a single moment.
    Show book
  • The Method Center Part 2 - cover

    The Method Center Part 2

    Mark Z. Segme

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    This book provides potential information that could help you in organizing and managing a continuous improvement program
    Show book
  • The QI Benefit Part 5 - cover

    The QI Benefit Part 5

    Dave Z. Knowl

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    This book provides possible guidance that could help you in organizing and managing a continuous improvement program
    Show book
  • The Equation Management Part 2 - cover

    The Equation Management Part 2

    Benny Z. Staple

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    This book provides potential guidance that could help you in organizing and managing a process improvement program
    Show book
  • Life Lessons for Women - 7 Essential Ingredients for a Balanced Life - cover

    Life Lessons for Women - 7...

    Jack Canfield, Adolf Hansen,...

    • 3
    • 30
    • 0
    Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have inspired millions with their timeless tales of everyday life. Now they team with noted women’s issues expert Stephanie Marston in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons for Women.Extraordinary recipes for living will improve lives in nine simple steps. Women will benefit from getting to know themselves in a journal that truly celebrates life. The basic premise of the Chicken Soupseries—the power of friendship, the joy of the small moment, and importance of relationships—has been reborn into a step-by-step primer for a better life. The advice in Life Lessons is aimed specifically at women and their everyday concerns, such as finding time, making ends meet, and balancing priorities; it is straightforward yet perceptive, and combined with powerful stories, it overflows with inspiration and direction for creating a significant life.
    Show book