Presentation to Curtin University Students (5 December 2016, Archive and Timorese Resistance Museum, Dili, Timor-Leste)

Tuesday 29th June, 2021

Following the success of the previous lecture in December 2015, the Maritime Boundary Office was requested to talk to students from Curtin University, Perth, Australia in December 2016.

The Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Elizabeth Exposto presented the history of Timor-Leste including her personal story as a young girl and her contribution to the independence of Timor-Leste. Ms. Exposto also gave a history of the maritime arrangement in the Timor Sea including details of the previous treaties and concluded with an outline of the Compulsory Conciliation that was initiated by Timor-Leste with Australia in April 2016.

The participating students raised various questions relating to regional support, security in the Timor Sea and future prospects for the nation. They said they were compelled by the story and were willing to provide assistance where possible.