Presentation to Curtin University students and Veterans (2 December 2015, National Resistance Museum, Dili, Timor-Leste)

Thursday 17th June, 2021

Set against the backdrop of the National Resistance Museum, the Maritime Boundary Office (MBO) was invited to present to a large group of travelling students from Curtin University, Western Australia. We were also honoured that members of the Veterans community and representatives from the Prime Minister’s office also attended the presentation. Elizabeth Exposto (MBO CEO) gave a wide-reaching talk on the history of the Timor Sea disputes and where Timor-Leste is at regarding negotiations with Indonesia and attempts to engage with Australia. The students were clearly passionate about the issue and seemed to grow even more eager once the MBO explained, in plain terms, the history of the Timor Sea and why Timor-Leste is seeking maritime boundaries under international law.