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Australia and Timor-Leste have signed an agreement over a maritime border between the two countries, ending a 14-year dispute over rights to oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea.

The deal, signed at the United Nations in New York City, grants Timor-Leste the majority of revenue from drilling, but disagreements persist over where gas and oil will be processed. Witness K, the Australian intelligence agent who blew the whistle on Australian government bugging of Timor-Leste cabinet offices in 2004, is still facing sanctions from the Australian government, with lawyer Bernard Collaery claiming the agent was still under “effective house arrest” four years after his passport was seized …

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