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Author McGrath, Kim, author

Title Crossing the line : Australia's secret history in the Timor Sea / Kim McGrath
Published Carlton, Vic : Schwartz Publishing, [2017]
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Contents Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: Australia Unilaterally Draws the Line; Chapter 2: A Deal with Indonesia; Chapter 3: Australia vs. Portugal: Prelude to Invasion; Chapter 4: Death, Denial and Oil; Chapter 5: The Price of Recognition; Chapter 6: An Independent Adversary; Conclusion; A Note on the National Archives of Australia; Acknowledgments; Endnotes; Back Cover
Summary With explosive new research and access to never-before-seen documents, Kim McGrath tells the story of Australia's secret agenda in the Timor Sea, exposing the ruthlessness of successive governments. Australia did nothing to stop Indonesia's devastating occupation of East Timor, when - on our doorstep - 200,000 lives were lost from a population of 650,000. Instead, our government colluded with Indonesia to secure more favourable maritime boundaries.Even today, Australia claims resources that, by international law, should belong to its neighbour - a young country still recovering from catastrophe and in desperate need of income. Crossing the Line is a long-overdue exposé of the most shameful episode in recent Australian history
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 11, 2018)
Subject Offshore gas industry -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Australia.
Offshore gas industry -- Timor Sea.
Offshore oil industry -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Australia.
Offshore oil industry -- Timor Sea.
Australia -- Relations -- Timor-Leste.
Timor-Leste -- Relations -- Australia.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1925435741 (electronic book)
9781925435740 (electronic book)