FEATURE | Australia's new Timor Leste chapter

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop arrived in Timor-Leste at the weekend, on her first official visit and the first by any Australian minister to the country in five years. Bishop arrived with the promise of a beatific “new chapter” in the two nations’ previously fraught relationship. 

OPINION | Australia/Timor-Leste maritime dispute resolution – a new path to settlement?

On May 9, the United Nations Conciliation Commission (UNCC) concerning the Timor Sea dispute between Timor-Leste and Australia released its final report. This was the first time such a form of compulsory dispute resolution had been invoked, with the proceedings initiated in April the year before under Annex V of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

FEATURE: Australia and Timor Leste: the 2018 Timor Sea Treaty

The 2018 Timor Sea Treaty signed in New York between Australia and Timor Leste on March 6, 2018 is a landmark agreement between the two countries and provides a pathway for the final settlement of the continental shelf and exclusive economic zone (EEZ) maritime boundaries between the countries.

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