We continue our campaign on the Petition to the Australian House of Representatives to settle the maritime boundary with East Timor, following the lead of Sr Susan Connelly. This is part of an historical movement by citizens to speak their voices in objection to the disgraceful treatment of our East Timorese neighbours by successive Governments since 1975. We should all be aware of this history. We should all be prepared to assist the East Timorese people in every way we can. And signing the Petition in one way that you can help.
We implore you again to take action on this critical problem and rectify a great injustice by the Australian State against our poor, suffering East Timorese brothers and sisters.
If you are having trouble getting to the House of Representatives to sign the petition, can you please copy and print the following, complete it and post it to:
Sister Susan Connelly,
14 Yerrick Road,
Lakemba NSW 2195
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, and certainly by 30 July 2017
NB: The new rules for Formal Petitions state that addresses are not required.
TO THE HONOURABLE THE SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
This petition of certain citizens of Australia draws to the attention of the House the absence of an internationally recognised border between Australia and Timor-Leste.
We therefore ask the House to take all appropriate measures to assist the Government to finalise as soon as possible a fair and permanent maritime boundary between Australia and Timor-Leste, using median line principles, in accordance with current international law.
We ask that this be done in good faith and as a matter of urgency.
NAME (please print clearly) SIGNATURE