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"We pray the Senate ensures the Australian Government: 1. negotiates a fair and equitable maritime boundary with Timor Leste according to current international law and the provisions of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), 2. responds to Timor Leste's request for more regular meetings to settle the maritime boundary dispute ... ; 3. returns Australia to the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (IJC) and UNCLOS for the adjudication of maritime boundary; 4. commits to hold in trust (escrow) revenues received from disputed areas ... " Timor Sea Justice Campaign - Sydney (incl. AETA, MMIETS, APHEDA, AIDWATCH, ASAP)
This page updated: 26 Aug 2004
 
Timor Sea Justice Campaign Petition

* * * A reminder: these petitions must be returned by Tuesday 31st of August 2004 at the latest. * * *

Return them to one of these three organisations:

* Australian East Timor Association - AETA
PO Box 703, Leichhardt, NSW 2040
AUSTRALIA (phone 02 9519-4788)

* Mary MacKillop Institute for East Timor Studies - MMIETS
PO Box 299, St Marys NSW 1790
AUSTRALIA (phone 02 9623-2847)

* Union Aid Abroad - APHEDA
Level 3, 377 Sussex Street, Sydney 2000
AUSTRALIA (phone 02 9264-9343)



* * If you don't have the time left to collect and return petitions, then simply sign on-line as an individual:
http://www.apheda.org.au/campaigns/east_timor_gas/petitions/index.html



Below is the petition of the Timor Sea Justice Campaign (Sydney) which is to be tabled in Parliament, before the September 2004 talks.

* Print copies of this petition using this printer-friendly web-page and distribute it along with Timor Sea information.

* Sign the petition on-line at: http://www.apheda.org.au/campaigns/east_timor_gas/petitions/index.html

The Timor Sea Justice Campaign (Sydney) includes
the Mary MacKillop Institute for East Timor Studies, AETA (Australian East Timor Association), APHEDA (Union Aid Abroad), AIDWATCH, ASAP and others.

Consider signing the Melbourne NGO group petition as well: http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/04julpetngo.html

It is legal to sign both petitions as one will be presented in Parliament and one won't.


Until August 31, 2004



PETITION

CONCERNING TIMOR SEA BOUNDARIES AND OIL AND GAS REVENUES

To the Honourable The President and Members of the Senate assembled in Parliament:


We the undersigned, appeal to the Australian Government regarding its conduct of negotiations with the Government of Timor Leste on the maritime boundary between the two countries and sharing of the Timor Sea oil and gas revenue.

We pray the Senate ensures the Australian Government:

1. negotiates a fair and equitable maritime boundary with Timor Leste according to current international law and the provisions of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS),

2. responds to Timor Leste's request for more regular meetings to settle the maritime boundary dispute between the two countries within a more reasonable timeframe;

3. returns Australia to the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (IJC) and UNCLOS for the adjudication of maritime boundary;

4. commits to hold in trust (escrow) revenues received from disputed areas immediately outside the Joint Petroleum Development Area (JPDA) of the 20 May 2002 Timor Sea Treaty, for further apportionment between Australia and Timor Leste after the maritime boundary dispute between the two countries has been
settled.



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* * * A reminder: these petitions must be returned by Tuesday 31st of August 2004 at the latest. * * *


Please return completed petitions prior to August 31, 2004 to:


TimorSeaJustice Campaign (Sydney) c/-

* Mary MacKillop Institute for East Timor Studies - MMIETS,
   PO Box 299, St Marys NSW 1790
AUSTRALIA (phone 02 9623-2847)

* Union Aid Abroad - APHEDA,
   Level 3, 377 Sussex Street, Sydney 2000
AUSTRALIA (phone 02 9264-9343)

* Australian East Timor Association - AETA,
   PO Box 703, Leichhardt, NSW 2040
AUSTRALIA (phone 02 9519-4788)





To make copies of this petition, either:

* Use this printer-friendly web-page [
http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/04julpettsj1.html]

or

* R
equest from:
  AETA - Australia East Timor Association (02) 9519-4788
  MMIETS
- Mary MacKillop Institute of East Timorese Studies (02) 9623-2847
  APHEDA - Union Aid Abroad (02) 9264-9343
  AIDWATCH - Monitoring the Development Dollar (02) 9557-8944
  ASAP - Action in Solidarity with Asia and the Pacific (02) 9690-1977




updated: 27 July 2004

Timor Sea Justice Campaign:
http://www.TimorSeaJustice.org


AETA - Australia East Timor Association:
* About: http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/aeta.html#aeta

MMIETS - Mary MacKillop Institute of East Timorese Studies:
* Home:
http://www.mmiets.org.au
* Timor Sea Justice Issues: http://www.mmiets.org.au/projects4.html

APHEDA - Union Aid Abroad:
* Home:
http://www.apheda.org.au
* Act NOW to preserve East Timor's rights: http://www.apheda.org.au/news/1079401836_24825.html

AIDWATCH - Monitoring the Development Dollar:
* Home:
http://www.aidwatch.org.au
* Australia's Second Betrayal of East Timor: [pdf 550kb]: http://www.aidwatch.org.au/assets/aw00532/et-aid%20report.pdf
* Timor/WATCH Campaign: http://www.aidwatch.org.au/index.php?current=19


ASAP - Action in Solidarity with Asia and the Pacific:
* Home:
http://www.asia-pacific-action.org

(Please notify of any new or updated info or to make corrections: wildwood@pcug.org.au )


See also:
BD: TIMOR OIL / Mina iha Timor Gap / O Petróleo do Mar de Timor / Le pétrole de la Mer de Timor


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