Australia’s rock star feting of Modi gives support to his domestic agenda, contributing to the decline of democracy and human rights in India, and also to the push for confrontation with China.
PETER JOB helped run a clandestine radio network in northern Australia in 1978 receiving messages from Fretilin inside East Timor, including about the forced famine. Peter has now completed a PhD in International and Political Studies from the University of New South Wales in Canberra. His new book, 'A Narrative of Denial: Australia and the Indonesian Violation of East Timor', was published by Melbourne University Publishing in 2021. He is on Twitter @JobPeterjob1.
On the recent death of veteran Australian diplomat Richard Woolcott, the historical record leaves him an unquiet grave.
Newly declassified files from the National Archives of Australia show how the Department of Foreign Affairs provided PR cover for Indonesia’s genocidal scorched-earth campaign in East Timor.