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Sciences & Technology


Book extract

Island encounters

A new book explores the history and culture of Timor-Leste from the outside in, weaving together the past, present and future of an island divided by colonialism and conflict

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Sciences & Technology

How Timor-Leste has mobilised against COVID-19

Timor-Leste is now COVID-19 free, but the ongoing threat of disruption from the pandemic could have longer term impacts on the country

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Politics & Society

Timor-Leste’s political impasse

Despite a decade of relative political stability, Timor-Leste is going to the polls again as a result of fractious relations among the major parties

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Keeping the water running in Timor Leste

What happens after water tanks are installed for communities and the NGOs leave?

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Arts & Culture

Light shines on Timor-Leste

Xanana Gusmão says his country is making strong progress after winning independence and explains how Australia can help – and also learn

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