Articles by: Peter Job

Author Biography:

Peter Job has a PhD in International and Political Studies from the University of New South Wales in Canberra. His book, A Narrative of Denial: Australia and the Indonesian Violation of East Timor, was published by Melbourne University Press in June 2021.

Australia and East Timor: the continuing denial

Throughout the occupation, the Australian government worked as chief propagandist for the Suharto regime in the international arena on the Timor issue.

Australia’s Unfinished Timor Business

The following years of Indonesian occupation and violent subjection of the Timorese people were accompanied by a narrative of denial by the Australian government, aimed at protecting the Suharto regime from scrutiny and allowing the regime to continue its repression of East Timor largely unimpeded.