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East Timor, oil and secret prosecutions with José Ramos-Horta and Bernard Collaery
Join former President of Timor-Leste and 1996 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, José Ramos-Horta, and barrister and former ACT Attorney-General Bernard Collaery for a discussion of Timor Sea oil scandals, alleged spying and the prosecution of Bernard and Witness K.

Sep 2, 2020 11:00 AM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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José Ramos-Horta
Former President @Timor-Leste
José Ramos-Horta is the former President of Timor Leste (2007-2012) and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1996). Ramos-Horta also served as Senior Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister and Defence Minister after Timor-Leste achieved Independence. Prior to Independence, Ramos-Horta spent twenty years travelling all over the world pleading the cause of Timor Leste as foreign minister in the government set up by the liberation movement FRETELIN (Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor). He was jointly awarded the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize with Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo for their work towards a just and peaceful solution to the conflict in East Timor.
Bernard Collaery
Principal partner @Collaery Lawyers
Bernard Collaery is an Australian barrister, lawyer and former politician. Collaery was a member of the Australian Capital Territory's first Legislative Assembly for the Residents Rally party, from 1989 to 1992. He served as Deputy Chief Minister and Attorney-General from 1989 to 1991 and he advised the East Timor Resistance for more than thirty years. Currently Bernard Collaery is Patron and Honorary Solicitor of Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service, and Honorary Solicitor of the Australian Bravery Association. He was the co-founder and Board Member of Job Solve, an innovative employment service for the brain injured. For many years, he was Honorary Solicitor for the National Brain Injury Foundation. Most recently, Bernard won the Australian Lawyers Alliance 2018 Civil Justice Award recognising his work fighting for justice.
Allan Behm & Ebony Bennett
@The Australia Institute
Allan Behm is director International and Security Affairs Program at the Australia Institute. He has long experience in international policy, national security policy and defence policy. He was Greg Combet’s Chief of Staff in the Rudd and Gillard governments dealing with climate change and more recently Penny Wong’s senior foreign policy advisor. Ebony Bennett is deputy director of the Australia Institute and host of the Institute's popular 'Economics of a Pandemic' webinar series and Follow the Money podcast. Ebony has worked in federal politics for more than a decade. She has published research on climate change, gender and street harassment, and she regularly appears as a commentator on ABC and Sky News, as a contributor for The Guardian and columnist for the Canberra Times.