Australia accused of ‘siphoning’ millions from East Timor in oil revenue by stalling on treaty

Published: 16/04/2019
Australia accused of ‘siphoning’ millions from East Timor in oil revenue by stalling on treaty
Source: WWW.SCMP.COM

Australia has been accused of “siphoning” millions of dollars a month in oil revenue that should belong to East Timor, because the government is yet to ratify last year’s maritime border treaty.Estimates suggest the revenue taken by Australia since the signing of the treaty now totals more than it has given to East Timor in foreign aid, and more than East Timor spends on health in a year.The histo

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