|Issue No 67||18 August 2000|
East Timor's Year One Celebration
The Australia East Timor Association has organised a one day seminar at Leichhardt Town Hall to mark and celebrate the first anniversary of East Timor's historic U.N. Referendum on self-determination.
The seminar is sponsored by Leichhardt Municipal Council.
The seminar - Australia's role in the Reconstruction of East Timor is to be held on Wednesday 30th August : 9:30am - 5:30pm at Leichhardt Town Hall. It is to be followed by a benefit night for the people of Maliana in East Timor.
The program for the day is:
9:30am: Aboriginal "Tent Embassy" and Lord Mayor's Welcomes.
9:45am:Kim Gago, National Emergency Commission of the CNRT.
10am:Robyn Scott-Charlton (Director, AUSAID East Timor desk), An Introduction to AUSAID'S Work in East Timor.
10:30 -11:20am: Reconstructing East Timor's Health System. Panel session with Dr Peter McDonald (Timor Aid), Liz Glynn (AETA), Lance Taudevin (former aid worker in East Timor), Jorge Aroche (director, STARTTS), Alison Tate APHEDA.
11.20 - 11.30 am:Morning Tea
11.30 - 12.30 pm:Reconstructing East Timor's Education System. A Panel Session with Annette Griggs (Local Government initiatives),Gordon Biok (FUTO Training College), Prof. Stephanie Fahey (RIAP/Sydney Uni), Prof Bill Buckley (UNSW/Education), Patrick Lee (Independent Education Union), Dr Geoffrey Hull (UWS/Academy of East Timor Studies).
12.30 - 1.15 pm: Lunch Break.
1.15 - 2.00 pm: Reconstructing Cultural Institutions in East Timor. A Panel Session with Bob Howarth (Queensland Newspapers on rebuilding media infrastructure), Sister Susan Connelly) MMIETS/Tetum language choir tour), Martin Wesley-Smith AO (music traditions), Alix Mandelson (weaving handicrafts)
2.00 - 2.45 pm: Security, Forensic & Legal Issues in East Timor's Nation Building - The Australian Contribution Panel Session with Jim Dunn (author/commentator tbc), Australian Army, Navy and Federal Police Spokespeople(tbc), Keith Suter (International Lawyers Association), Mary Larkin (Amnesty International), James Arunitakis (AIDWATCH), Anne Marie Devereux (Law, ANU, tbc)
2.45 - 3.00 pm: Afternoon Tea
Part 2 :Reflections on East Timor's referendum and the fallout in Australia.
3.00 - 4.30 pm: The Media Coverage on East Timor - Past and Present : Crusading but Fair?A Panel Discussion with Wilson da Silva (producer "The Diplomat"), Beatriz Miranda (SBS radio), Mark Chipperfield (Aust correspondent for UK Sunday Telegraph), Christopher Zinn (Foreign Correspondents Assoc of Aust/London Guardian), John Mantinkus (freelance journalist), Liam Phelan (freelance) H.T. Lee (freelance).
4.30 - 5.20 pm: Unresolved Issues in the Australian Search for Justice in East Timor.A Panel Session with Justice John Dowd (ICJ), Shirley Shackleton , Bruce Haigh (commentator and former diplomat),Dr George Aditjondro (Newcastle Uni). Discussion will focus on the questions of the Balibo deaths, War Crimes Tribunals, Refugees and the Indonesia factor.
5.20 - 5.30 pm: Concluding remarks
Bookings for the seminar should be made by phone to Jeff Lee (AETA) on (02) 9519-4788/(02) 9500-1638. Registration will be from 9am at the Town Hall 30 August 2000. Cost is $20/$10 although people who are without means will be admitted free or by donation. Mail address is c/- TSP/AETA PO Box 703 Leichhardt 2040.
The Seminar will be immediately followed by A Benefit Night of Verse, Humour, Song and Music for the people of Maliana between 6-10pm at the same venue. Artists include Solidarity Choir, Leichhardt Espresso Chorus, Jeannie Lewis, John Warner & Margaret Walters, Tug Dubley, Matawa Band, Edwina Blush & Trevor Brown, Jan Preston & Jim Conway. Denis Kevans,Stiff Gins and others($10/$5). Money raised will go to the Leichardt Council library project in Maliana and other initiatives under the 'sister-to-sister" arrangement between Maliana and Leichhardt.
AETA takes full responsibility for both events but would like to thank the following for either assistance endorsement or sponsorship: NSW Writers Centre, Politics in the Pub, Research Institute for Asia Pacific (Sydney Uni), UNSW School of Education, Australian War Memorial Journal 'Wartime 'for permission to reprint Wendy Sharp images from their current issue, Wendy Sharpe, the king street gallery on burton, Nette Griggs and Karen Smith from the Leichhardt Council Community Services Office, Jas Hall, Mark Chipperfield. Tanya Plibersek, M.P. for Sydney, CFMEU Union, International Commission of Jurists, Gleebooks, Norton Street Bookshop, ASIET, Aidwatch, (note this is only the short-list).
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