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25 November 2008

Dr Andrew McNaughton Memorial Lecture: East Timor, War Crimes, Government Inaction

The Fifth Annual Australia-East Timor Association Dr Andrew McNaughton Memorial Lecture - East Timor, War Crimes, Government Inaction

Sunday 7 December 2008 3.30 for 4pm
Venue: gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe, Sydney, Australia
Cost: Free
RSVP: gleebooks - 9660 2333 or Request a place

Speakers:

Ms CEU FEDERER (CEO Timor Aid, author forthcoming "Timor's Unsung Heroes"),
JAMES THOMAS (journalist Today-Tonight/Channel 7 on "Gui Campos Story"),
JOHN MAYNARD (Producer,"Balibo" feature movie, release date August '09, Arenafilm),
JEAN BERLIE (Asian Studies,Hong Kong University, launching his Chinese language book "History of Timor Leste Since Independence").

Details Jefferson Lee (02) 9569-6070 AETA Special Projects Office.

This lecture will include a launch of Sister Susan Connelly's English-Tetum Dictionary of Everyday Words (2nd ed. 2008).
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ETLJB Note on Dr Andrew McNaughton

Dr Andrew McNaughton was one of Australia's great human rights advocates. He died in Sydney in 2003.

Andrew was an outstanding advocate for East Timor's freedom.

Throughout the 1990's he repeatedly exposed the hypocrisy of Australia's politicians and elites who were complicit in the Suharto regime's brutality.

Andrew was a tireless warrior for justice.

He travelled extensively in East Timor while it was under Indonesian occupation as well as being a regular visitor during the country's transition to self rule. For example, he helped mount a display of photographs of East Timorese torture victims of the Suharto regime which was banned from Parliament House in Canberra by the Howard government.

Andrew continued to fight for justice for East Timor post independence. He sought to bring attention to the unjust deal the Australian Government has imposed on East Timor regarding oil revenues in the Timor Sea.

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