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"Oil and gas under the Timor Sea between East Timor and Australia are essential to East Timor’s economic future. Although these resources will bring much-needed money to East Timor, they also bring danger. Around the world, oil and gas development often comes with war, corruption, dictatorship, repression and environmental destruction. To help explain these issues, La’o Hamutuk has compiled information and documents in a “website” which does not require connection to the internet. Most of OilWeb is English, although it includes much in Bahasa Indonesia and some Tetum and Portuguese." La’o Hamutuk, East Timor Institute for Reconstruction Monitoring and Analysis

La’o Hamutuk OilWeb CD-ROM now available


CD-ROM on East Timor’s Oil and Gas available:
La’o Hamutuk OilWeb

Oil and gas under the Timor Sea between East Timor and Australia are essential to East Timor’s economic future.

Although these resources will bring much-needed money to East Timor, they also bring danger. Around the world, oil and gas development often comes with war, corruption, dictatorship, repression and environmental destruction.

To help explain these issues, La’o Hamutuk has compiled information and documents in a “website” which does not require connection to the internet.

Most of OilWeb is English, although it includes much in Bahasa Indonesia and some Tetum and Portuguese.
 

OilWeb includes:

* Overviews, information and analysis about history, companies, geology, finances, development options, economics, and environmental consequences.

* In-depth articles relating to East Timor or other parts of the world.

* Includes several papers and presentations given at the March 2003 Dili conference on:
   “Opportunity and Challenges for Oil & Gas and Mining Sectors in Timor Leste.”

* Complete text of all treaties and agreements relating to Timor Sea oil development and boundaries since 1971, as well as
  - the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea; 
  - the Sunrise Unitisation agreement;
  - The current Treaties and agreements are in Bahasa Indonesia as well as English, and some are in Portuguese as well.

* Articles and analysis from the La’o Hamutuk Bulletin and other publications.

* Includes many maps, charts and diagrams.

* Movie “Don’t Rob Their Future” (English, 17 min.) which explains the boundary issue in non-technical terms.

* Audio drama (Tetum, 15 min.) of the history of Australia-Indonesia-East Timor oil and boundary negotiations.

* Profiles of oil companies and oil fields, including annual reports, financial information, and technical and background information, as well as how they present their involvement in East Timor.

* Fact Sheets from the governments of East Timor, Australia and Northern Territory, UNTAET and the oil companies involved in the Timor Sea.

* Australian Parliament hearings and debate on the Timor Sea Treaty, including 65 testimonies, the committee’s report, and transcripts of seven days of hearings and the two-day Australian Parliamentary debate on treaty ratification.

* Commentary on the boundary issue, including the Portugal v. Australia ICJ case and analyses by many experts including Jeffrey Smith, Robert King, Lowe-Carleton-Ward, Geoffrey McKee and Ramiro Paz. These also discuss options for pipelines and other downstream processing.

* OilWatch Network information about consequences and popular resistance, including descriptions of situations, problems, and resistance from many countries in Asia and around the world.

* Background papers on global warming, relations between oil and war, and the impact of oil industry operations on local governments, economies and communities.

Edition 1.22 of the OilWeb CD-ROM is now finished, with more than 600 megabytes of information (too much to put on a website, given East Timor’s limited telecommunications infrastructure).

La’o Hamutuk distributes OilWeb at cost to East Timorese NGOs and their supporters and for  USD $50 to others. It is available from our office in Dili or by mail. We regret that we cannot accept credit cards; checks can be processed by special arrangement.



La'o Hamutuk (The East Timor Institute for Reconstruction Monitoring and Analysis)
P.O. Box 88, Dili, East Timor (via Darwin, Australia)
Mobile:  +670-7234335
Office landline +670-3325013   fax +670-3317294
La'o Hamutuk: laohamutuk@easttimor.minihub.org
http://www.etan.org/lh

In-depth analysis of the Timor Sea issue: http://www.etan.org/lh/bulletins/bulletinv4n34.html#update

Letter sent [Nov 2003] to Australian Prime Minister by 100 organizations from around the world: http://www.etan.org/news/2003a/11bound.htm


English:
Tetun, Bahasa Indonesia

La’o Hamutuk, East Timor Institute for Reconstruction Monitoring and Analysis

What is La'o Hamutuk?

La'o Hamutuk (Tetum for Walking Together) is a joint East Timorese-international organization that seeks to monitor and to report on the activities of the principal international institutions present in Timor Loro Sa'e as they relate to the physical and social reconstruction of the country.

* La'o Hamutuk believes that the people of East Timor must be the ultimate decision-makers in this process and that this process should be democratic and transparent.

* La'o Hamutuk is an independent organization and works to facilitate effective East Timorese participation.

* In addition, La'o Hamutuk works to improve communication between the international community and East Timorese society. La'o Hamutuk's East Timorese and international staff have equal responsibilities, and receive equal pay and benefits.

* Finally, La'o Hamutuk is a resource center, providing literature on development models, experiences, and practices, as well as facilitating solidarity links between East Timorese groups and groups abroad with the
aim of creating alternative development models.

In the spirit of encouraging greater transparency, La'o Hamutuk would like you to contact us if you have documents and/or information that should be brought to the attention of the East Timorese people and the international community.

[La'o Hamutuk is a registered East Timorese non-government organization (ETNGO)]
 

La'o Hamutuk (The East Timor Institute for Reconstruction Monitoring and Analysis)
P.O. Box 88, Dili, East Timor (via Darwin, Australia)
Mobile:  +670-7234335
Office landline +670-3325013   fax +670-3317294
Email: laohamutuk@easttimor.minihub.org
Web: http://www.etan.org/lh
 

Timor Oil Information:

The La’o Hamutuk Bulletin
Vol. 4, No. 3-4 August 2003
Timor Sea Oil and Gas Update

html: http://www.etan.org/lh/bulletins/bulletinv4n34.html

pdf: http://www.etan.org/lh/pdfs/bulletin/lhbl4n34e.pdf
 


Tetun: (the most popular East Timorese language)
Bahasa Indonesia, English

La’o Hamutuk, Institutu ba Analiza no Monitor Rekonstrusaun Timor Lorosae

Saida mak La’o Hamutuk?

* La’o Hamutuk organizasaun klibur Ema Timor Lorosa’e no Ema Internacional ne’ebe buka atu tau matan, halo analize ho halo relatorio kona ba hahalok (actividade) instuisaun internacional ne’ebe oras ne’e haknaar iha Timor Lorosa’e, liu-liu hahalok sira ne’ebe iha relasaun ho rekonstrusaun fizika no social Timor Lorosa’e nian.

* La’o Hamutuk fiar katak Povo Timor Lorosa’e mak tenke hakotu iha procesu rekonstrusaun ne’e nia laran no procesu rekonstrusaun ne’e tenke demokratiku no transparante duni.

La’o Hamutuk (Institutu ba Analiza no Monitor Rekonstrusaun Timor Lorosae)
P.O. Box 88, Dili, East Timor (via Darwin, Australia)
Mobile fone: +670-7234335
Telefone Uma: +670-3325013   fax +670-3317294
Email: laohamutuk@easttimor.minihub.org
Uma-fatin (pájina primáriu): http://www.etan.org/lh
 

Tada uluk kona ba Timor nia Mina:

Surat Popular
La’o hamutuk: institutu ba analiza no monitor rekonstrusaun timor loro sa’e
Saida mak Timor Gap?
('La’o hamutuk' hakerek Surat Popular sira para atu Timoroan bele diskuti lia ho malu)

pdf: http://www.etan.org/lh/pdfs/surat/timgap.pdf
 

BACK DOOR Boletin Lia-Foun Kona ba Timór Loro Sa’e:
http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/tetum.htm
 


Bahasa Indonesia:
Tetun, English

La'o Hamutuk: Institut Pemantau dan Analisis Rekonstruksi Timor Timur

* La'o Hamutuk adalah organisasi Timor Loro Sa'e-Internasional yang bertujuan memantau dan melapor tentang kegiatan-kegiatan dari institusi-institusi utama yang ada di Timor Loro Sa'e dalam rangka pembangunan kembali sarana fisik dan sosial.

* Institut La'o Hamutuk ini beroperasi dengan dasar pemikiran bahwa rakyat Timor Loro Sa'e harus menjadi pemutus utama dari proses pembangunan kembali tersebut dan, prosesnya harus se-demokratis dan se-transparan mungkin.

* Dalam hal ini, La'o Hamutuk melakukan suatu analisis yang tidak berpihak terhadap kegiatan Internasional di Timor Loro Sa'e dengan tujuan memfasilitasikan partisipasi yang efektif dan bertingkat oleh rakyat Timor Loro Sa'e dalam proses pembangunan kembali.

La’o Hamutuk (Institut Pemantau dan Analisis Rekonstruksi Timor Lorosa’e)
P.O. Box 88, Dili, East Timor (via Darwin, Australia)
Mobil: +670-7234335
Telpon: +670-3325013   fax +670-3317294
Email: laohamutuk@easttimor.minihub.org
Situs/Web: http://www.etan.org/lh
 

Minyak di Timor - penerangan yg lengkap:

Buletin La’o Hamutuk
Vol. 4, No. 3-4 Agustus 2003
Tinjauan ulang mengenai Minyak dan Gas di Laut Timor

pdf: http://www.etan.org/lh/pdfs/bulletin/lhbl4n34bh.pdf
 

BACK DOOR Surat infornasi mingguan mengenai Timor Lorosa’e:
http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/bahind.htm
 


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