Exclusive: Documents appear to show government ‘embarrassed’ to reveal border negotiations drove legitimising of Indonesia
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Newly declassified documents have revealed that Australia appeared driven by a desire for oil and gas rights when it was deciding to legitimise the Indonesian occupation of Timor-Leste.

The documents, which date from the early 1970s, were among files subject to a long running freedom-of-information dispute between an academic and the National Archives.

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