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Australian PM proposes an asylum-seeker processing centre in Timor-Leste

Primeira Ministra Australia anunsiu ona ninia intensaun atu harii sentru iha Timor-Leste ba ema ne’ebe buka aziliu iha Australia

Um centro de processamento de refugiados em Timor-Leste?

A collection of articles about Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's proposal to establish a processing centre in East Timor for people seeking asylum in Australia.


October 2010


Link to main Asylum-Seeker Processing Contents page

Wherever possible, we have included links to postings on the east-timor news list: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor. These postings are usually plain text only and are particularly suitable for readers using computers that require small downloads.

Articles are in reverse chronological order. The newest articles appear first.


Oct 2010: GetUp! Action for Australia: Campaign Ideas Forum: No to an Australian asylum seeker processing centre in Timor-Leste
GetUp!: http://suggest.getup.org.au/forums/60819-campaign-ideas/suggestions/1128463-no-to-an-australian-asylum-seeker-processing-centr?ref=title
"The Australian Government is planning to build an asylum seeker processing center in Timor Leste. Both Timorese and Australian citizens and organizations have spoken out against this processing center. Australia has a responsibility to process asylum seekers on its own soil, and ensure that it meets human rights standards. ... Vote no to the asylum seeker processing centre in Timor-Leste to support this campaign further. ... by Citizens Against an Australian Asylum Seeker Processing Centre in Timor-Leste"

31 Oct 2010: SMH: PM to pitch asylum plan in Malaysia
SMH: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/pm-to-pitch-asylum-plan-in-malaysia-20101031-178pf.html
"Prime Minister Julia Gillard will pitch her East Timor asylum seeker processing centre plan to her Malaysian counterpart on Monday, after spruiking it at a major meeting of Asian leaders at the weekend. Ms Gillard sought support for the proposal at the 16-nation East Asia Summit and in a series of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the meeting in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi." Adam Gartrell

30 Oct 2010: SMH: Gillard spruiks asylum plan at ASEAN talks
SMH: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/gillard-spruiks-asylum-plan-at-asean-talks-20101030-177vx.html
"[Australia's] Prime Minister Julia Gillard has pitched her plan to build a regional asylum seeker processing centre in East Timor during a major meeting of Asian leaders. Ms Gillard spruiked the proposal at the 16-nation East Asia Summit and a series of bilateral meetings on the sidelines in Hanoi on Saturday. The summit brings together the leaders of the 10 ASEAN countries plus Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea."

30 Oct 2010: Adelaide Now: Gillard targets asylum support
AN: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/national/gillard-targets-asylum-support/story-e6frea8c-1225945390488
"[Australia's Prime Minister] JULIA Gillard will ask the United Nations to support her plan to set up a regional processing centre for asylum seekers in East Timor. The Prime Minister was due to meet the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in Hanoi last night and also intends to promote her idea in meetings with other world leaders during her five-day Asia tour." Phillip Hudson, Hanoi

30 Oct 2010: Australian: Julia Gillard seeks Asian leaders' support for asylum centre in East Timor
Aus: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/julia-gillard-seeks-asian-leaders-support-for-asylum-centre-in-east-timor/story-e6frg6n6-1225945537557
"[Australia's Prime Minister] JULIA Gillard has begun the hard sell to gain Asian support for her plan to establish a regional asylum-seeker processing centre in East Timor. The Prime Minister discussed the issue with Chinese Premier Wen Jiaboa today after lobbying United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon last night." Matthew Franklin, chief political correspondent, in Hanoi

30 Oct 2010: Australian: Gillard asks UN chief for asylum-centre help
Aus: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/gillard-asks-un-chief-for-asylum-centre-help/story-fn59niix-1225945353195
"[Australia's Prime Minister] JULIA Gillard last night appealed to the UN for co-operation in establishing a regional processing centre for asylum-seekers in East Timor. ... Ms Gillard, in the Vietnamese capital for the East Asia Summit, told reporters she would raise several issues in her meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, including her bid to cripple the operations of people-smugglers by having all arrivals processed in East Timor or another country." Matthew Franklin, Chief political correspondent

30 Oct 2010: ABC: Gillard to meet with Asian leaders in Vietnam
ABC: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/10/30/3052622.htm?section=world
"Last night she [Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard] began the summit with a discussion with New Zealand's prime minister John Key and the two leaders touched on her plan for processing asylum seekers in East Timor, as well as the situation in Fiji."

30 Oct 2010: ABC: Gillard praises Rudd's summit vision
ABC: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/10/29/3052455.htm?section=justin
"[Australia's] Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the East Asia Summit being held in Vietnam is the sort of grouping Kevin Rudd was pushing for when he was leader. ... As part of her five-day, three-country tour, Ms Gillard held a bilateral meeting with her New Zealand counterpart, John Key. She will also hold talks with United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon. The Prime Minister says she will raise her plan for a regional processing centre for asylum seekers in East Timor in talks." Louise Yaxley and wires

Tetun:
29 Outobru 2010: Timor Hau Nian Doben: Sentru Prosesamentu Refujiadu "La'os UNMIT maka Dedide maibe Governu TL"
THND: http://timorhauniandoben.blogspot.com/2010/10/sentru-prosesamentu-refujiadu-laos.html
"Timor Post - Dili-Forum Organizasaun Naun-Govermentál Timor Leste (FONGTIL) organiza sorumutuk ida ne’ebé halibur hamutuk reprejetante NGO, akademikú no Misaun ONU iha Timor Leste hodi koa-lia kona ba assuntu prosesamentu refujiadu iha Timor Leste. “Ami la aseita fatin refujiadu ne’e hari’i iha Timor Leste, karik Governu ulun moruk atu simu no estabelese duni, ami hamutuk povu Timor-Leste sei halo asaun tanba Timor Leste la’os atu sai fatin lixu,” lia funa ne’e hato’o hosi reprezetante Aliansa Nasionál ba Tribunál Internasional (ANTI) iha sorumutuk ne’ebé hala’o iha edifisiu FONGTIL Kaikoli, Kinta (28/10)."

29 Oct 2010: Yahoo!7: Australia PM targets people-smuggling on first Asia tour
Y7: http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/full-coverage/8226589/australia-pm-targets-people-smuggling-on-first-asia-tour/
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00332.html
"Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard left Friday for her first regional tour, including a trip to Indonesia where she will discuss ambitious plans for a regional asylum-seeker detention centre."

28 Oct 2010: Australian: East Timor plan lacks action and credibility
Aus: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/east-timor-plan-lacks-action-and-credibility/story-e6frg6zo-1225944416482
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00321.html
"BEFORE the election Kevin Rudd as prime minister considered the option of trying to open an asylum-seeker processing centre in East Timor and rejected it. ... On the day before he was dumped as prime minister, Rudd told Julia Gillard the idea was a dud. It wouldn't work. In fact it was basically a version of John Howard's Pacific solution, which involved a centre on Nauru, but unlike the Pacific solution the East Timor centre would not work if tried." Greg Sheridan, Foreign editor

27 Oct 2010: stuff.co.nz: First formal talks for PMs
stuff.co.nz: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/4275107/First-formal-talks-for-PMs
"[New Zealand] Prime Minister John Key will hold his first formal talks with Australian Premier Julia Gillard in Vietnam this week. ... The Australian Government's plans for a processing centre for refugees in East Timor is also likely to come up. The controversial detention centre would see asylum seekers from across Asia apply to come to Australia and New Zealand."

26 Oct 2010: SMH: Rudd rejected Timor option: new book
SMH: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/rudd-rejected-timor-option-new-book-20101026-1726y.html
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00293.html
"Former prime minister Kevin Rudd warned his successor Julia Gillard that attempting to set up an asylum seeker processing centre in East Timor would not work, according to a new book. Veteran Nine News political reporter Laurie Oakes writes in his new book, On The Record, that Mr Rudd attended a meeting about asylum seeker policy in June in which the East Timor option was raised."

26 Oct 2010: Australian: Julia Gillard silent on asylum nations
Aus: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/pm-silent-on-asylum-nations/story-fn59niix-1225943445684
"JULIA Gillard yesterday dismissed demands to say which countries would be eligible to use Labor's proposed centre for asylum-seekers. The Prime Minister was hit with a barrage of questions in parliament about which geographic areas the East Timor centre would accept asylum-seekers from, and whether its scope extended beyond the Asia-Pacific region." Lanai Vasek

26 Oct 2010: Open Australia: Senate debates - Tuesday, 26 October 2010 - Questions without Notice - Asylum Seekers
OA: http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2010-10-26.15.1


25 Oct 2010: Australian: Julia Gillard pressed to identify source countries for proposed Timor processing centre
Aus: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/julia-gillard-pressed-to-identify-source-countries-for-proposed-timor-processing-centre/story-fn59niix-1225943354164
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00284.html
"JULIA Gillard is under increasing Coalition pressure to define which asylum-seekers may be transferred to her proposed regional processing centre in East Timor. Ms Gillard was bombarded by opposition questions in parliament today about which geographic areas the centre would accept asylum-seekers from, and whether its scope extended beyond the Asia-Pacific." Joe Kelly

24 Oct 2010: SMH: Promise to consult on centre
SMH: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/promise-to-consult-on-centre-20101024-16yw6.html
"[Australia's] Immigration Minister Chris Bowen says the prime minister did not inform a South Australian community she visited that it was earmarked for the community detention of asylum seekers because the decision hadn't been made. ... Labor's planned regional processing facility for asylum seekers in East Timor was seen as a very worthy proposal by Indonesia but the nation was not yet ready to sign on to a plan, Mr Bowen said. "They're not going to sign up to a proposal now ... but they want us to be working very closely," he said."

23 Oct 2010: Australian: Refugee centre too far from reality
Aus: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/refugee-centre-too-far-from-reality/story-e6frg6zo-1225942447529
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00257.html
"IF it is ever built, the East Timor processing facility will be a disaster. THE [Australian Labor] Gillard government's proposed regional asylum-seeker processing centre in East Timor is a fraud. The sheer incoherence and impracticality of the proposal mean it is also leading to a diplomatic debacle. As a result, [Australia's] Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd is having virtually nothing to do with it. Instead, it is being negotiated by the new [Australian] Immigration Minister, Chris Bowen." Greg Sheridan, Foreign editor


23 Oct 2010: SMH: Refugee group rallies in Sydney
SMH: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/refugee-group-rallies-in-sydney-20101023-16yeh.html
"A refugee group has rallied in Sydney to coincide with the ninth anniversary of the sinking of a boat carrying more than 350 asylum seekers. ... The Refugee Action Coalition rallied on Saturday to oppose mandatory detention, off-shore processing and forcible deportation of asylum seekers. ... "We want to see an end to offshore processing. We don't want to see the regional processing centre in East Timor."

23 Oct 2010: Australian: Labor plays the long game on asylum-seekers
Aus: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/labor-plays-the-long-game-on-asylum-seekers/story-e6frg6zo-1225942431887
"[Australia's] IMMIGRATION Minister Chris Bowen plans to reclaim the refugee debate. ... Bowen's announcement - which was as much about relieving the pressure on detention centres as it was about high principle - left the question hovering: what is Labor's plan to stop the boats? Pressed on this, Bowen stresses the government's plan for a regional processing centre in East Timor and more rigorous vetting of asylum claims backed by swift deportation of bogus refugees." Paul Maley

23 Oct 2010: SMH: A compassionate voice for asylum seekers
SMH: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/a-compassionate-voice-for-asylum-seekers-20101022-16xxz.html
"[Australia's Immigration Minister] Chris Bowen has dumped the harsh rhetoric for a humane detention policy. ... On July 6 she announced a proposal to establish a new offshore processing centre for asylum seekers, in East Timor. This quickly encountered difficulty when the Timorese parliament voted unanimously against any such thing. But Gillard persisted with the concept of a regional processing centre outside Australia. So everything in the national and government policy and political trends on this issue favoured an increasing harshness. And then there were the expectations of the new minister, Chris Bowen. So how did Bowen defy all expectations and break the trend?" Peter Hartcher

Tetun:
22 Outubru 2010: Suara Timor Lorosae: Pedidu Prosesamentu Refujiadu, CNRT Husu PR Horta Nonok, Fretilin Prontu Dialogu
STL: http://www.suara-timor-lorosae.com/berita-1736-pedidu-prosesamentu-refujiadu-cnrt-husu-pr-horta-nonok--fretilin-prontu-dialogu-.html
"DILI – Pedidu Governu Australia hodi tau Timor Leste nudar sentru prosesamentu refujiadu Internasional, hamosu wacana nebe nunka iha hun no rohan. Hotu-hotu fo nia argumentu ho diverjensia hanoin, mas seidauk hetan  nia finalidade."

Tetun:
22 Outubru 2010: SAPO Notícias: Polémika Konabá Pedidu Sentru Prosesamentu Refujiadus
SAPO: http://noticias.sapo.tl/tetum/info/artigo/1100930.html
"Iha kinta-feira horse’ik (21/10), porta vós husi bankada CNRT, Adérito Hugo da Costa ba STL, hateten katak pedidu husi Governu Autrália nian hodi loke Sentru Prosesamentu Refujiadus Internasionál iha Timor-Leste halori polémika bo’ot i ema hotu fó komentáriu ke laiha hun nó roha, tenik."

Portuguese:
22 de Outubro de 2010: SAPO Notícias: Polémica em torno do Centro de Processamento de Refugiados
SAPO: http://noticias.sapo.tl/portugues/info/artigo/1100939.html
"O porta-voz da bancada CNRT, Adérito Hugo da Costa, afirmou ontem ao jornal STL que o pedido do Governo australiano para estabelecer o Centro de Processamento de Refugiados em Timor Leste gerou muita polémica e que muitas das opiniões dadas acerca deste assunto não têm fundamento."

22 Oct 2010: New Matilda: Australia Jumps The Queue In East Timor
NM: http://newmatilda.com/2010/10/22/australia-jumps-queue-east-timor
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00239.html
"[Australia's Immigration Minister] Chris Bowen is ignoring local opposition to a refugee processing centre in East Timor - and that's not all, reports Shona Hawkes from Dili ... Since July, the East Timor Parliament, the NGO Forum and a public petition presented to Bowen in Dili have all publicly urged rejection of the proposal to build a refugee processing centre in East Timor. Indeed, the last time there was such widespread opposition was when Prime Minister Gusmão ordered indicted war criminal Maternus Bere to be released to the Indonesian government in August 2009." Shona Hawkes

22 Oct 2010: east-timor: Timor-Leste News October 22, 2010
CNRT calls on President Horta to be quiet, Fretilin ready to have dialog
Suara Timor Lorosa’e, October 22, 2010 language source: Tetun
east-timor: [scroll down page] https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00245.html

Oct 2010: Solidarity: Refugee policy: The fight to shift Labor
Solidarity: http://www.solidarity.net.au/28/refugee-policy-the-fight-to-shift-labor/
"Solidarity spoke to Jenny Haines a founding rank-and-file member of NSW Labor for Refugees [Australia]. What concerns does Labor for Refugees have with existing Labor policy?
Labor policy says that those refugees who arrive by boat in Australia should be processed in Australia. The last National Conference (2009) did not rescind the excision of those parts of Australia moved outside the boundaries of the migration zone by the Howard Government.
Robin Rothfield (Labor for Refugees, Victoria) made a very powerful speech about the stupidities of excision, but for some reason, Labor for Refugees was not allowed to put the excision issue to the floor for any vote or further discussion. The big question with Gillard’s policy is, “Will she send those refugees who arrive in Australia to Timor?” We don’t know and we oppose her doing this."

21 Oct 2010: east-timor: AusParl: Refugee detention centre in Timor-Leste
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00229.html
"The Australian Governments plan to establish a refugee/asylum seekerprocessing centre in Timor Leste has attracted some attention in the Australian parliament this week. The principal focus has been Opposition attempts to show the July announcement was largely a political move by the Gillard Government to take the heat out of the 'boat people' issue prior to the August national elections."

21 Oct 2010: Herald Sun: Refugee dumping fears for East Timor detention centre
HS: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/refugee-dumping-fears-for-east-timor-detention-centre/story-e6frf7l6-1225941414885?from=public_rss
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00217.html
"THE Federal Government has revealed its East Timor detention centre would see asylum seekers from across Asia able to apply to come to Australia. The Opposition says the plan risks creating a regional dumping ground that would serve as a magnet for asylum seekers."

19 Oct 2010: east-timor: Timor-Leste News October 19, 2010
Timor Leste is not land for asylum seekers processing center: MPs
Timornewsline, October 19, 2010
east-timor: [scroll down page] https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00186.html

19 Oct 2010: Daily Telegraph: Truth is a work in progress
DT: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/truth-is-a-work-in-progress/story-e6frezz0-1225940345619
"Gillard's handling of this issue is the IR equivalent of her sloppy East Timor solution to asylum seekers. Shortly before the election, Gillard said Dili had agreed to the establishment of an off-shore processing centre. The only problem was that Dili had not and Australia ended up facing condemnation in the Timorese Parliament. Gillard's handling of the issue was more about convincing the voters that, unlike Kevin Rudd, she had found a workable solution to the asylum seeker mess. The opposite was true." David Penberthy

19 Oct 2010: Herald Sun: Drop the charade on East Timor processing centre
HS: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/opinion/drop-the-charade-on-east-timor-processing-centre/story-e6frfhqf-1225940418644
east-timor: [scroll down page] https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00181.html
"IT'S time the Gillard Government dropped its face-saving pretence and admitted a regional processing centre will not be built in East Timor. The centre - or centres - may be regional, but they will be located here in Australia." Paul Toohey

19 Oct 2010: Age: Asylum seeker package OK, but no solution in sight
Age: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/asylum-seeker-package-ok-but-no-solution-in-sight-20101018-16qu0.html?rand=1287401172099
"Gillard raised the prospect of a ''fix'' for the purpose of the campaign - her proposal for a processing centre in East Timor. It's still too early to tell whether this will turn out to be a mirage. Evidence to a Senate committee yesterday was inconclusive. But nothing is going to happen quickly. The emphasis is on a regional solution, but the region moves in a snail-like fashion."

Tetun:
18 Outubru 2010: Suara Timor Lorosae: Konaba Sentru Prosesamentu, PM Xanana: Presiza Dialogu ho Indonezia
STL: http://suara-timor-lorosae.com/berita-1624---konaba-sentru-prosesamentu-pm-xanana-presiza-dialogu-ho-indonezia-.html
"DILI – Primeiru Ministru Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão informa katak, Governu Timor Leste sei la taka dalan atu simu proposta Governu Australia nian atu kria sentru prosesamentu ba refujiadu azilu politiku internasional. Maibe, TL presiza halo dialogu ho Governu Indonesia no Nova Zelandia (NZ), inklui Governu Australia hodi tetu hamutuk vantazen no dez-vantazen proposta ne’e."

18 Oct 2010: Abhinav Blog: E Timor NGO’s reject asylum bid!
Abhinav: http://blog.abhinav.com/e-timor-ngos-reject-asylum-bid/
"The latest in this regard has been that a petition has been presented to Chris Bowen, the Immigration Minister of Australia. This petition clearly opposes a regional processing hub for asylum seekers. The public petition was presented by the Director of Timor-Leste’s NGO Forum – Ms. Dinorah Granadeiro to the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship at a reception in Dili. Apart from standing against the processing centre being built in Timor-Leste, it also mentions the poor record of human rights in Australia when it comes to the asylum seekers."

18 Oct 2010: Australia Forum: Refugee Advocates Score East Timor Plan
AF: http://www.australiaforum.com/information/immigration/refugee-advocates-score-east-timor-plan.html
"Immigration Minister Chris Bowen is currently in Dili, East Timor stepping up efforts to have the East Timorese government to accept a plan to establish a refugee processing center in the country. This was scored by many refugee advocates as a plan to the involuntary removal from Australia asylum seekers currently detained in the country."


18 Oct 2010: SMH: Aust to foot bill for processing centre
SMH: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/aust-to-foot-bill-for-processing-centre-20101018-16qeb.html
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00181.html
"Australia will pay a "significant proportion" of the cost of building a refugee processing centre in East Timor, a senior government official says. Labor is currently in talks with East Timor about opening a centre in the fledgling nation to house potentially thousands of asylum seekers. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) on Monday revealed Australia would foot the lion's share of the bill even if other countries contribute." Julian Drape

18 Oct 2010: ABC: Funding for proposed E Timor centre not finalised
ABC: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/10/18/3041707.htm
east-timor: [scroll down page] https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00181.html
"A Senate estimates hearing has been told Australia would cover the bulk of the cost for an immigration detention centre in East Timor, but not necessarily all of it. ... Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade head Dennis Richardson says East Timor would not be expected to pay for the centre."

18 Oct 2010: National Visas: Australia and Indonesia talks further on Timor asylum center
NV: http://www.nationalvisas.com.au/blog/australian-news/australia-and-indonesia-talks-further-on-timor-asylum-center/
"Plans of putting up a refugee center in East Timor for those who are looking for an asylum all throughout Southeast Asia as they make their way to Australia is to be further discussed by Jakarta and Australia. This both countries have agreed upon on Wednesday."

Tetun:
15 Outubru 2010: Timor Expose: FRETILIN hateten ba Australia Timór-Leste labele sai sentru detensaun ba Azilu Politiku.
TE: http://timorexpose.com/?p=1202
"Dili-  Sorumutu entre lideransa Fretilin ho delegasaun Australia nebe sefia husi Ministru Imigrasaun Australia Chris Bowen atu deskuti konaba estabelesementu sentru detensaun ba Azilu Politika iha Timór la hetan saida mak governu Australia hakarak."

15 Oct 2010: east-timor: Timor-Leste News October 15, 2010
Gusmao and Horta discuss about asylum seekers processing center
Diario Nacional, October 15, 2010 language source: Tetun
east-timor: [scroll down page] https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00154.html

15 Oct 2010: IPS: Activists Wary of Plan to ‘Export’ Asylum Centres
IPS: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=53171
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00148.html
"MELBOURNE, Australia, Oct 15, 2010 (IPS) - As the Australian government steps up its efforts to establish a regional processing centre for asylum seekers in East Timor, refugee advocates remain watchful for signs that any deal could result in the involuntary removal from Australia of people seeking protection here."

15 Oct 2010: Age: All at sea
Age: http://www.theage.com.au/national/all-at-sea-20101014-16lsx.html
"Is a new offshore processing centre for asylum seekers the best answer for a detention policy gone adrift? ... Any detention hub in East Timor is a way off." Yuko Narushima

15 Oct 2010: Australian: East Timor in no rush to endorse refugee centre
Aus: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/east-timor-in-no-rush-to-endorse-refugee-centre/story-fn59niix-1225938921115
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00135.html
"EAST Timor's Foreign Minister Zacarias da Costa has warned a refugee processing centre in Timor could take "a bit longer" than Australia wants. But speaking on the final day of Immigration Minister Chris Bowen's whistlestop tour of the region to drum up support for the refugee centre idea, Mr da Costa said Dili remained genuinely open to the concept, provided it enjoyed support across the region."

Tetun:
14 Outubru 2010: SAPO Notícias: Alkatiri dehan katak Governu tenke respeita rejeisaun ba sentru refujiaduz hosi Parlamentu
SAPO: http://noticias.sapo.tl/tetum/info/artigo/1098259.html
"Líder prinsipál hosi partidu opozisaun timor-oan nó ez-primeiru-ministru, Mari Alkatiri, defende ona katak Governu tenke respeita rejeisaun, ne’ebé ho unanimidade Parlamentu, konabá konstrusaun ba sentru refujiaduz ida iha país. Iha komunikadu ne’ebé fó sai ohin konabá enkontru Mari Alkatiri ho ministru Imigrasaun australianu, Chris Bowen, FRETILIN konsidera katak “rejeisaun ho unanimidade hosi Parlamentu Nasionál, konabá konstrusaun Sentru iha Timor-Leste, tenke hetan respeita hosi Governu timor-oan”."

Tetun:
14 Outubru 2010: Suara Timor Lorosae: Kona Ba Sentru Prosesamentu Refujiadus, Xanana Sei Hatoo Proposta Ba Horta
STL: http://suara-timor-lorosae.com/berita-1579--kona-ba-sentru-prosesamentu-refujiadus-xanana-sei-hatoo-proposta-ba-horta.html
"DILI – Primeiru Ministru Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao sei hatoo  proposta  ba Prezidenti Republika Jose Ramos  Horta,  kona ba politika governu atu simu ou rezeita loke  sentru prosesamentu refujiadu ne’ebe governu  Australia ejiji ne’e. Maske la esplika klaru posizaun governu atu mantein pozisaun kontra pedidu governu Australia nian ou aseita, maibe, tuir PM Xanana, Kinta ohin (14/10), sei hato ba Xefi Estadu Ramos Horta iha enkontru semanal iha Palasiu Prezidente, Aitarak- Laran, Dili."

Portuguese:
14 de Outubro de 2010: SAPO Notícias: Governo preocupado com instalação de centro para refugiados em Timor-Leste
SAPO: http://noticias.sapo.tl/portugues/lusa/artigo/11638983.html
"Jacarta, 14 out (Lusa) -- O Governo indonésia manifestou preocupação por a Austrália pretender instalar, em território timorense, um centro regional de acolhimento de refugiados, divulgou hoje a agência de notícias indonésia. "Muitas pessoas passam pelo nosso país. Caso exista um centro de acolhimento, mais pessoas virão [emigrantes ilegais]", afirmou o diretor geral da imigração indonésia Muhammad Indra."

14 Oct 2010: east-timor: Timor-Leste News October 14, 2010
Foreign nationals reject Australia's proposal

Radio Timor-Leste, October 13, 2010 language source: Tetun
east-timor: [scroll down page] https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00134.html

14 Oct 2010: east-timor: Timor-Leste News October 14, 2010
Parliament rejects Australian Govt's proposal

Timornewsline, October 14, 2010
east-timor: [scroll down page] https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00134.html

14 Oct 2010: east-timor: Timor-Leste News October 14, 2010
PM Gusmao to present proposal to President Horta

Suara Timor Lorosa'e, October 14, 2010 language source: Tetun
east-timor: [scroll down page] https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00134.html

14 Oct 2010: BERNAMA: Indonesia Concerned About Australia's Regional Processing Centre
BERNAMA: http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsworld.php?id=535207
"JAKARTA, Oct 14 (Bernama) -- Indonesia is concerned about Australia's plan to set up a Regional Processing Centre in Dili, East Timor, Antara news agency reported. "A lot of people pass our country. So if a centre (Regional Processing Center) is set up there more (illegal immigrants) will come," Acting Director General of Immigration Muhammad Indra said here on Wednesday."

14 Oct 2010: ABC Radio Australia: Indonesia backs more talks on refugee centre
RA: http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/asiapac/stories/201010/s3038823.htm
"Indonesia has confirmed it is backing further talks on Australia's proposal to set up a regional processing centre for asylum seekers ... But the Indonesian foreign ministry is now stressing the very embryonic nature of the talks. As far as the foreign ministry's Teuku Faizasyah is concerned nothing at all is decided, not even whether the centre will be in East Timor."
Includes audio of Teuku Faizasyah, spokesperson, Indonesian foreign ministry, Jakarta

14 Oct 2010: Australian: Time limit agreed for Dili asylum site
Aus: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/time-limit-agreed-for-dili-asylum-site/story-fn59niix-1225938381957
"AUSTRALIA has agreed to a key condition laid down by East Timor in its negotiations over a refugee processing centre. Asylum-seekers would spend a maximum of three years in the facility." Paul Maley, Jakarta

14 Oct 2010: ABC: Indonesia sees benefit in asylum deal: Bowen
ABC: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/10/14/3037760.htm?section=justin
"Immigration Minister Chris Bowen says Indonesian authorities see great benefit in the Australian Government's proposal for a regional agreement to deal with asylum seekers." Naomi Woodley

Tetun:
13 Outubru 2010: Suara Timor Lorosae: PN Mantein Kontra Pedidu Australia, Horta Fiar Povu Apoiu Sentru Prosesamentu
STL: http://www.suara-timor-lorosae.com/berita-1547--pn-mantein-kontra-pedidu-australia-horta-fiar-povu-apoiu-sentru-prosesamentu.html
"DILI- Parlamentu Nasional mantein pozisaun kontra pedidu governu Australia nian atu monta sentru prosesamentu ba refuziadus iha Timor Leste. Pozisaun PN nian ne’e hato’o durante reuniaun ofisial ho Ministru Imigrasaun no Sidadania Australia, Chris Bowen iha sala konferensia PN, Tersa (12/11)."

Tetun:
13 Outubru 2010: Timor Hau Nian Doben: Har'i Centru Refujiadu: "Dr Alkatiri: Tenki Loke Dialogu"
THND: http://timorhauniandoben.blogspot.com/2010/10/hari-centru-refujiadu-dr-alkatiri-tenki.html
"Jornal Nacional Diário ... “FRETILIN nia pozisaun respeita nafatin rezolusaun Parlamentu ninian, ita vota kontra, tamba proposta seidauk mai, la hatene lolos sentru ne’e saída, maibe ita tenki loke dalan ba dialogu no negosiasaun, tamba dialogu no negosiasaun ne’e fundamental ba resolve problema sira hanesan ne’e,” Hateten Mari Alkatiri Cede FRETILIN Comoro tersa (12/10), hafoin emkontru ho Ministru Imigrasaun no Sidadania Australia Chris Bowen ho ninia delegadu sira."

Tetun:
13 Outubru 2010: Timor Hau Nian Doben: Reuniaun Ho Ministru Imigrasaun Australia, PN Mantein Kontra Hari’i Sentru Refuziadus Iha TL
THND: http://timorhauniandoben.blogspot.com/2010/10/reuniaun-ho-ministru-imigrasaun.html
"Jornal Nacional Diário ... Dili-Prezidente Parlamentu nasional (PN) Fernando La sama hateten katak, Parlamentu nasional mantein pozisaun hodi kontra proposta Australia nian ne’ebe husu atu hari’i centru prosesamentu refujiadu iha nasaun Timor Leste."

Tetun:
13 Outubru 2010: Timor Hau Nian Doben: Sentru Prosessamentu Refugiados iha TL, "PR Horta Fiar Igreja Sei Fo Apoiu"
THND: http://timorhauniandoben.blogspot.com/2010/10/sentru-prosessamentu-refugiadus-iha-tl.html
"Timor Post ... Dili-Prezidente Republika Jose Ramos Horta fiar katak Igreja katolika sei apoiu inisiativa hari sentru prosesamentu refujiadus iha Timor Leste."

Tetun:
13 Outubru 2010: CJITL - Centru Jornalista Investigativu Timor Leste: “Diak Liu Australia Keta Lakon Tempu”
CJITL: http://cjitl.org/content/view/1748/1/
"CJITL Flash, Direitur Yayasan HAK, Rui Viana fo nia hanoin katak, Timor Leste agora dadaun seidauk bele atu simu refujiadus hosi rai liur tanba povu barak mak sei kiak. ... " Thomas Sanches

Tetun:
13 Outubru 2010: CJITL - Centru Jornalista Investigativu Timor Leste: Ministru Imigrasaun Tama PN, Deputados Hatudu Ulun Moruk
CJITL: http://cjitl.org/content/view/1750/1/
"CJITL Flash, Maske Ministru Imigrasaun Australia Chris Bowen, Semana ne'e mai vizita Timor Leste atu deskuti ho lideransa Timor Leste oinsa atu bele loke centru detensaoun refuziado iha Timor Leste  maibe deputados Timor oan sira ne'ebe reprezenta povu iha uma fukun kontinua rezeita proposta ne'e." Madalena Horta

Tetun:
13 Outubru 2010: Timor Lorosae Nação - diário: DSMPPTL Husu Governu Australia Respeitu Povu TL
TLN: http://timorlorosaenacaodiario.blogspot.com/2010/10/dsmpptl-husu-governu-australia-respeitu.html
"DILI - Dewan Solidaritas Mahasiswa Pemuda Pelajar Timor Leste (DSMPPTL), husu ba governu Australia atu respeitu povu Timor Leste (TL) nia direitu soberania." Jasinta Sequiera/ Jesuina da Costa

Tetun:
13 Outubru 2010: Timor Expose: Sorumutu ho Ministru Imigrasaun Australia, La Muda PN nia Pozisaun
TE: http://timorexpose.com/?p=1169
"Dili-Parlamentu Nasional Kontinua rezeita proposta Governu Australia ne’ebé atu loke centru prosesamentu  refujiadu iha Timor-Leste. Prezidente Parlamentu Nasional Fernando La Sama de Araoju hateten parlamentu nasional kontinua rezeita proposta husi Governu Australia kona ba centru procesamentu iha TL maske oras ne’e Prezidente Republika rasik kontinua atu koalia ka halo negosiasaun ho Parlamentu Nasional no igreja katolika."

Portuguese:
13 de Outubro de 2010: Timor Lorosae Nação - diário: Alkatiri: Governo deve respeitar a rejeição do centro de refugiados pelo PN
TLN: http://timorlorosaenacaodiario.blogspot.com/2010/10/alkatiri-diz-que-o-governo-deve.html
"Díli, 13 out (Lusa) -- O líder do principal partido da oposição timorense e ex-primeiro-ministro, Mari Alkatiri, defendeu que o Governo deve respeitar a rejeição, por unanimidade do Parlamento, da construção de um centro de refugiados no país."

Portuguese:
13 de Outubro de 2010: SAPO Notícias: “Timor não será nunca uma ilha-prisão”, Ramos-Horta
SAPO: http://noticias.sapo.tl/portugues/info/artigo/1097732.html
"O presidente de Timor-Leste, José Ramos Horta, recebe hoje, em Díli, o Ministro da Imigração da Austrália, Chris Bowen. Em cima da mesa está um dossier quente: a proposta australiana de construção de um Centro Internacional para Refugiados em Timor-Leste."

13 Oct 2010: east-timor: Timor-Leste News October 13, 2010
Timor-Leste will learn Australian Govt’s proposal, says Horta
Radio Timor-Leste, October 13, 2010 language source: Tetun
east-timor: [scroll down page] https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox/12ba5ab46b67b5d0

13 Oct 2010: east-timor: Timor-Leste News October 13, 2010
Horta prefers setting up temporary detention center
Radio Timor-Leste, October 13, 2010 language source: Tetun
east-timor: [scroll down page] https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox/12ba5ab46b67b5d0

13 Oct 2010: east-timor: Timor-Leste News October 13, 2010
Timor-Leste and Australia agree to involve UN agencies
Radio Timor-Leste, October 13, 2010 language source: Tetun
east-timor: [scroll down page] https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox/12ba5ab46b67b5d0

13 Oct 2010: east-timor: Timor-Leste News October 13, 2010
Alkatiri urges Govt to respect Parliament’s position
Radio Timor-Leste, October 13, 2010 language source: Tetun
east-timor: [scroll down page] https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox/12ba5ab46b67b5d0

13 Oct 2010: east-timor: Timor-Leste News October 13, 2010
Parliament firmly defend its position to reject Australia’s proposal
Suara Timor Lorosa’e, October 13, 2010 language source: Tetun
east-timor: [scroll down page] https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox/12ba5ab46b67b5d0

13 Oct 2010: east-timor: Timor-Leste News October 13, 2010
President Horta believes that the Catholic Church will give its support
Timor Post, October 13, 2010 language source: Tetun
east-timor: [scroll down page] https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox/12ba5ab46b67b5d0

13 Oct 2010: Tempo Semanal: FRETILIN: Timor-Leste not ready to have Asylum Seeker Centre on its shores
TS: http://temposemanaltimor.blogspot.com/2010/10/fretilin-timor-leste-not-ready-to-have.html
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00141.html
"In a meeting held in Dili on 12 October 2010, at FRETILIN headquarters, between a FRETILIN delegation headed by party Secretary General and former Prime Minister of the RDTL Dr Mari Alkatiri and the Australian delegation headed by His Excellency The Honorable Immigration Minister Chris Bowen, on the issue of a proposal by the Australian government to establish an asylum seeker processing centre in Timor-Leste was discussed."

13 Oct 2010: Tempo Semanal: East Timor President gives Green Light to Refugees Processing Centre While Parliament Still Firm to Reject
TS: http://temposemanaltimor.blogspot.com/2010/10/east-timor-president-gives-green-light.html
"Australia's immigration minister held talks on Tuesday with East Timorese President Jose Ramos-Horta, who says his country is ready to host a processing facility on humanitarian grounds. ... President Ramos-Horta has dismissed reports of widespread domestic opposition to the proposals, saying people will agree once he explains to them. Horta also plan to brief the Church leaders and NGO’s."

13 Oct 2010: Yahoo! News: E.Timor not ready for refugee centre: lawmaker
Yahoo!: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101013/wl_asia_afp/timoraustraliaimmigration
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00121.html
"DILI (AFP) – Natalino dos Santos of Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao's CNRT party said there was strong opposition to the centre among parliamentarians, who voted recently to reject the proposal. "When we first heard about this proposal from Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard the lawmakers in parliament totally rejected it," he told AFP at Government House in Dili."

13 Oct 2010: The Punch: How Labor roped Timor into asylum seeker vote-grabbing
Punch: http://www.thepunch.com.au/articles/how-labor-roped-timor-into-asylum-seeker-vote-grabbing/?from=scroller&pos=10&link=text
"The Minister [Chris Bowen, Australia’s Minister for Immigration] was correct in his assertion that a true regional framework is the only way forward if a meaningful regional initiative is to emerge. But if this sentiment is sincere, the government has used the wrong starting point. No discussion about a meaningful regional approach should begin as this one did, with an announcement about a processing centre in East Timor, delivered in highly charged pre-election political environment." Graham Thom

13 Oct 2010: SMH: Jakarta wants more details on hub plan
SMH: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/jakarta-wants-more-details-on-hub-plan-20101013-16jw7.html
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00121.html
"Indonesia has agreed to more talks on Australia's proposal to establish a regional asylum seeker processing centre in East Timor but has stopped short of endorsing the plan. Immigration Minister Chris Bowen met with Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa in Jakarta on Wednesday to discuss the Gillard government's push for a regional framework on asylum seekers, including the processing hub." Adam Gartrell

13 Oct 2010: Chris Bowen MP, [Australia's] Minister for Immigration: Interview with Alison Carabine, Radio National
CB: http://www.chrisbowen.net/media-centre/allNews.do?newsId=3783
"CHRIS BOWEN: Well, it was a very positive discussion, a very constructive discussion. We talked about the underlying principles of a regional assessment centre and we agreed to establish a high-level taskforce consisting of senior officials on both sides. From the Australian point of view, the Secretary of the Department of Immigration and our Ambassador on people smuggling issues and very senior Timor-Leste officials which will meet next month for a final proposal that will be put to both governments very early next year."

13 Oct 2010: ABC Lateline: Indonesia criticises E Timor asylum centre plans
ABC: http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2010/s3037732.htm
"MOHAMMAD INDRA, INDONESIAN DIR. GENERAL OF IMMIGRATION (voiceover translation): For us, as the transit country, the processing centre will attract more asylum seekers. In my opinion, the number of the asylum seekers is not so significant as to require a processing centre."

13 Oct 2010: ABC Lateline: Bowen discusses E Timor asylum centre
ABC: http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2010/s3037741.htm
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00132.html
"TONY JONES: Does the Indonesian Government support your plan to build a regional asylum seeker centre in East Timor? CHRIS BOWEN: Well, Tony, today I've had a series of very productive meetings with foreign minister Natalegawa, with the - effectively the immigration minister, Akbar, and certainly there was a very clear understanding and recognition from them that a regional process, including a regional processing centre would be a very important step."

13 Oct 2010: Jakarta Globe: Australia, Indonesia Agree on More Talks on Timor Asylum Center
JG: http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/australia-indonesia-agree-on-more-talks-on-timor-asylum-center/401119
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00137.html
"Jakarta. Australia and Indonesia agreed on Wednesday to further discuss plans for a refugee centre in East Timor to stem the flow of asylum seekers through Southeast Asia on their way to Australia."

13 Oct 2010: Australian: More offshore asylum centres
Aus: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/more-offshore-asylum-centres/story-fn59niix-1225937889414
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00121.html
"AUSTRALIA could open a number of refugee processing centres across the region, depending on East Timor's ability to cope with large numbers of asylum-seekers." Paul Maley, Dili, East Timor

13 Oct 2010: Australian: East Timor asylum-seeker centre to cost more than Jose Ramos-Horta's estimate: Chris Bowen
Aus: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/east-timor-asylum-seeker-centre-to-cost-more-that-jose-ramos-hortas-estimate-chris-bowen/story-fn59niix-1225938010611
"BUILDING a refugee processing centre in East Timor will cost more than the $60 million estimated by the nation's President, the Gillard government admits." Joe Kelly

13 Oct 2010: Narromine News: Officials to work on Timor processing plans
NN: http://www.narrominenewsonline.com.au/news/national/national/general/officials-to-work-on-timor-processing-plans/1967096.aspx
"East Timorese and Australian officials will develop a proposal for a refugee processing centre to be put to both governments by early next year, the Immigration Minister, Chris Bowen, said." Kirsty Needham

12 Oct 2010: east-timor: Press Release: Timor-Leste Speaks Out Against Australia's Asylum Plans
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00101.html
"CITIZENS AGAINST AN AUSTRALIAN ASYLUM SEEKER PROCESSING CENTRE
Tonight Ms. Dinorah Granadeiro, Director of Timor-Leste’s NGO Forum, presented a public petition to the Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship at an invitation only reception in Dili. The petition opposes an Australian asylum seeker processing centre in Timor-Leste. It highlights Australia’s poor human rights record in asylum seekers and emphasized Australia’s responsibility to receive asylum seekers on its own soil. “We reject any proposal for an Australian refugee detention centre in Timor-Leste,” said Ms. Granadeiro."

12 Oct 2010: east-timor: Open Letter to Chris Bowen against an asylum seeker processing centre in Timor-Leste
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00100.html
"CITIZENS AGAINST AN AUSTRALIAN ASYLUM SEEKER PROCESSING CENTRE
Dear Minister Bowen,
We write to present to you a public petition against an Australian asylum seeker processing centre in Timor-Leste. In less than 30 hours, over 210 people in Timor-Leste from all walks of life have added their name via SMA, email and in person. This includes Timorese and Australian citizens. This response reflects the widespread sentiment in Timor-Leste against the asylum seeker processing centre. The Timor-Leste Parliament and the Timor-Leste NGO Forum have already spoken out against this proposal."

Tetun:
12 Outubru 2010: east-timor: Sidadaun Kontra Australia-nia Sentru Pencari Suaka iha Timor-Leste
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00102.html
"
SIDADAUN KONTRA AUSTRALIA-NIA SENTRU PENCARI SUAKA IHA TIMOR-LESTE ...
Obrigada ba ema hotu ne'ebe asina petitisaun ne'e. Petisaun iha naran 215 hafoin horas 25 resin no ema barak liu hakarak tau naran hafoin petisaun mak taka. Dinorah Granadeiro, Direktor FONGTIL, fo ona petisaun ba Ministru ba Imigrasaun no Sidadaun Chris Bowen iha 11 Outubru. Agora ita loby grupu avokasia husi Australia, Get Up!, atu halo kampana kona-ba asuntu ida ne'e. (Get Up! hanesan grupu Move On iha USA. Get Up independente, la'os husi partidu politiku). Ema hotu ho email bele vota. Bele tau vota 1, 2 ka 3 ba idea kampana ba Get Up!
Atu suporta kompana husi Get Up! kontra Australia-nia sentru pencari suaka iha Timor-Leste, bele vota iha:
http://getup.uservoice.com/forums/60819-campaign-ideas/suggestions/1128463-no-to-an-australian-asylum-seeker-processing-centr
Atu realiza kampana ne'e, ita presiza hetan vota bar-barak. Por favor, pasa link ida ne'e liu husi email, facebook nsst. sidadaunsira@gmail.com"


12 Oct 2010: east-timor: Vote for a Get Up Campaign against an Australian asylum seeker processing centre
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00102.html
"CITIZENS AGAINST AN AUSTRALIAN ASYLUM SEEKER PROCESSING CENTRE
We are now trying to convince Australian advocacy group Get Up! to take up a campaign. (Get Up is similar to Move On in the USA and doesn't have any political party affiliation). Anyone with an email address can vote. You can vote with 1, 2 or 3 votes on all Get Up! campaign ideas.
To support a Get Up! campaign against an Australian asylum seeker processing centre in Timor-Leste vote at:
http://getup.uservoice.com/forums/60819-campaign-ideas/suggestions/1128463-no-to-an-australian-asylum-seeker-processing-centr
To convince we'll have to get a lot of votes. So please pass on this link via email, facebook etc."

Portuguese:
12 de Outubro de 2010: FRETILIN.Media: Comunicado de Imprensa:
FRETILIN informa ministro Australiano: Timor-Leste não tem condições para aceitar centro refugiados

FRETILIN.Media: http://fretilinmedia.blogspot.com/2010/10/frente-revolucionaria-do-timior-leste.html
"FRENTE REVOLUCIONÁRIA DO TIMIOR-LESTE INDEPENDENTE ...
Em reunião realizada, hoje, dia 12 de Outubro de 2010, na sede da FRETILIN, entre uma delegação da FRETILIN chefiada por Dr. Mari Alkatiri, Secretário-Geral do partido e ex-Primeiro Ministro da RDTL e uma delegação  Australiana, chefiada por Sua Excelência, o Ministro da Imigração da Austrália,  Sr. Chris Bowen, foi abordada a proposta do governo Australiano quanto ao  estabelecimento, em Timor-Leste,  de um Centro de Processamento de dados para  os refugiados. Dr. Mari Alkatiri apresentou os seguintes pontos de argumentação à delegação  Australiana: ... "

12 Oct 2010: FRETILIN.Media: Media Release: Timor-Leste Not Ready to Have Asylum Seeker Centre on its Shores
FRETILIN.Media: http://fretilinmedia.blogspot.com/2010/10/fretilin-timor-leste-not-ready-to-have.html
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00110.html
"FRENTE REVOLUCIONÁRIA DO TIMIOR-LESTE INDEPENDENTE ...
In a meeting held in Dili on 12 October 2010, at FRETILIN headquarters, between a FRETILIN delegation headed by party Secretary General and former Prime Minister of the RDTL Dr. Mari Alkatiri and the Australian delegation headed by His Excellency The Honorable Immigration Minister Chris Bowen, the issue of a proposal by the Australian government to establish an asylum seeker processing centre in Timor-Leste was discussed. Dr. Alkatiri presented the following points to the Australian delegation as to why Timor-Leste does not have the conditions to accept the Australian government’s proposal of an asylum seeker processing centre: ... "

Tetun:
12 Outubru 2010: Timor Expose: Bowen Vizita Dili atu hodi diskuti Sentru Detensaun Refujiadu iha Timor-Leste
TE: http://timorexpose.com/?p=1129
"Dili – Ministru Imigrasaun Autralia, Chris Bowen, hateten sei diskuti posibilidade no modelu ba Sentru Detensaun Refujiadu ho Presidente Ramos Horta, wainhira sira hasoru malu iha Dili ohin. Ministru Chris Bowen to’o iha Dili horseik atu hahu diskusaun ho lideransa politika Timor nian konaba estabelesementu Centru Detensaun Refujiadu iha rai ida ne’e."

Tetun:
12 Outubru 2010: Timor Lorosae Nação - diário: PR Horta Fiar Povu TL Sei Apoia Sentru Detensaun
TLN: http://timorlorosaenacaodiario.blogspot.com/2010/10/pr-horta-fiar-povu-tl-sei-apoia-sentru.html
"SUARA TIMOR LOROSAE ... DILI - Maske maioria deputadu iha Parlamentu Nasional no Sosiadade Sivil sira kontra, hanoin husi Governu Australia atu kria sentru detensaun iha Timor Leste, maibe Prezidente Republika DR. Jose Ramos Horta, kontinua loke posibilidade."

Tetun:
12 Outubru 2010: SAPO Notícias: “Timor nunka sai nunka illa ida ba prizaun”
SAPO: http://noticias.sapo.tl/tetum/info/artigo/1097807.html
"Prezidente Timor-Leste, José Ramos Horta, sei simu ohin, iha Dili, ministru imigrasaun Austrália, Chris Bowen. Iha meza leten iha hela dossier ida manas tebes: proposta australiana nia konabá konstrusaun Sentru Internasionál ida ba Refujiaduz iha Timor-Leste."

Portuguese:
12 de Outubro de 2010: Timor Lorosae Nação - diário: Timor renitente em acolher centro australiano de triagem de refugiados
TLN: http://timorlorosaenacaodiario.blogspot.com/2010/10/timor-leste-renitente-em-acolher-centro.html
"A primeira-ministra australiana, Julia Gillard, declarou hoje continuar optimista quanto ao seu plano para estabelecer em Timor-Leste um centro regional de processamento de refugiados, apesar dos muitos indícios de relutância por parte de Díli."

Portuguese:
12 de Outubro de 2010: Timor Lorosae Nação - diário: Ideia de criação de centro de refugiados vai ser aprofundada, na sequência da visita de Bowen
TLN: http://timorlorosaenacaodiario.blogspot.com/2010/10/horta-e-bowen-vao-aprofundar-ideia-do.html
"Díli, 12 out (Lusa) -- A visita do ministro da Imigração australiano, Chris Bowen, a Timor-Leste saldou-se pelo compromisso de criar um grupo de trabalho para aprofundar o projeto de criação de um centro regional de acolhimento de refugiados."

12 Oct 2010: Age: Ramos- Horta warms to refugee proposal
Age: http://www.theage.com.au/national/ramos-horta-warms-to-refugee-proposal-20101011-16g06.html
"EAST Timorese President Jose Ramos-Horta has given the strongest signal yet that the Gillard government's controversial plan for his country to house a regional refugee processing centre could be accepted. On the eve of a meeting in Dili today with Immigration Minister Chris Bowen, Mr Ramos-Horta was quoted saying that the ''irrational'' first reaction by East Timorese MPs and citizens opposing the plan could be overcome." Kirsty Needham

12 Oct 2010: Chris Bowen MP, Minister for Immigration: Minister's visit to East Timor, Regional Protection Framework
Press Conference, Presidential Palace, Dili, East Timor
CB: http://www.minister.immi.gov.au/media/speeches/2010/cb101012.htm
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00119.html  
"Chris Bowen [Australia's Minister for Immigration]: ... The President and I have just had a very constructive and substantive meeting, and a discussion about a proposal for a Regional Protection Framework and for a regional assessment centre. The President and I agreed on some very important key underlining principles: that is, that such a centre would [inaudible] run in line with UNHCR principles and that the UNHCR would need to be very closely involved, together with the IOM.
Jose Ramos-Horta [Timor-Leste's President]: ... we will need – in order to discuss with Australia, Indonesia and others – more detailed concept proposals that we will take to the Council of Ministers, to the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers, and the key parliamentary committees and we will discuss with members of civil society. Because if we are to agree with it, we would want our people to embrace it and not something that they would feel that was imposed on them because the people who would come to Timor-Leste would have to feel welcome and they are not received with hostile attitudes."

12 Oct 2010: Chris Bowen MP, [Australia's] Minister for Immigration: Media Release: Minister Bowen concludes talks in Timor-Leste
CB: http://www.minister.immi.gov.au/media/media-releases/2010/cb10069.htm
"The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, has completed a day of meetings in Timor-Leste, starting with the President, Dr Jose Ramos-Horta, the Secretary of State for Security, Dr Francisco Guterres, and the Secretary of State for Council of Ministers, Mr Agio Periera, as well as other senior government officials. President Ramos-Horta and Minister Bowen agreed to establish a high-level taskforce led from Australia by the Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Andrew Metcalfe, and Australia's Anti-People Smuggling Ambassador, James Larsen."

12 Oct 2010: Business Spectator: Govt says E Timor positive on asylum hub
BS: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/Positive-vibes-from-E-Timor-on-hub-A5URK?OpenDocument&src=rab
"East Timor's government is positive about establishing a regional asylum seeker processing hub, Labor frontbencher Craig Emerson says."

12 Oct 2010: SMH: PM optimistic despite caution in Dili
SMH: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/pm-optimistic-despite-caution-in-dili-20101012-16he6.html
"Prime Minister Julia Gillard has vowed to push ahead with her plan for establishing a regional refugee processing hub despite continuing signs of reluctance on the part of East Timor."

12 Oct 2010: ABC: Bowen, Ramos-Horta to meet over asylum deal
ABC: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/10/11/3035506.htm
"[Australia's] Immigration Minister Chris Bowen says he will discuss different models for a regional framework for dealing with asylum seekers when he meets East Timor's president today. East Timor's president Jose Ramos-Horta says he would like to see more details of Australia's proposals to establish a regional processing centre for asylum seekers in East Timor." Sara Everingham

Tetun:
11 Outubru 2010: Suara Timor Lorosae: Ohin, Ministru Bowen To’o TL, Sentru Prosesamentu Ajenda Prinsipal
STL: http://www.suara-timor-lorosae.com/berita-1484--ohin-ministru-bowen-to%E2%80%99o-tl-sentru-prosesamentu-ajenda-prinsipal.html
"DILI - Ministru Imigrasaun no Sidadania Australia, Chris Bowen, tuir planu  ohin (10/10) too iha  Timor Leste (TL) hodi koalia konaba sentru prosesamentu IDP’s Internasional ho governu, no lider bankada Parlamentu Nasional."

Tetun:
11 Outubru 2010: Suara Timor Lorosae: Sentru Detensaun iha TL, PR Horta: TL Labele Taka Odamatan
STL: http://suara-timor-lorosae.com/berita-1468-sentru-detensaun-iha-tlpr-horta-tl-labele-taka-odamatan.html
"DILI- Prezidenti Republika DR. Jose Ramos Horta deklara katak Timor Leste labele taka odamatan ba ema sira ne’ebe mak halai husi funu no kiak. Horta dehan, nudar Xefe Estadu ne’ebe hetan fiar husi governu atu lidera negosiasaun ba proposta Governu Australia hodi kria sentru detensaun refujiadu iha Timor Leste, nia sei la taka a’an hodi lasimu proposta refere." Gorgino Santos

Portuguese:
11 de Outubro de 2010: SAPO Notícias: Centro de Processamento para os Refugiados em debate amanhã
SAPO: http://noticias.sapo.tl/portugues/info/artigo/1097552.html
"Esta terça-feira, 12 de Outubro, o Parlamento Nacional irá receber a visita oficial da Ministra da Imigração da Autrália, Chris Bowen. De acordo com a Secretária da Mesa do Parlamento, Maria Terezinha Viegas, esta visita irá abordar o projecto para a criação do centro de processamento de refugiados em Timor-Leste."

11 Oct 2010: east-timor: AETFA SA INC: Refugee Processing Plant in Timor-Leste?
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00093.html
"The Federal Government is at it again! Generally the East Timorese do not want an Australian processing centre on their soil. They are still attempting to reconstruct their country after it was destroyed by the Indonesian military (TNI) and improve the living standards of the people which are amongst the poorest in the region."

11 Oct 2010: east-timor: Timor-Leste News October 11, 2010
Horta, Alkatiri and Gusmao to discuss asylum seekers processing center
Timor Post, October 11, 2010 language source: Tetun
east-timor: [scroll down page] https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00088.html

11 Oct 2010: east-timor: Timor-Leste News October 11, 2010
[Timor-Leste's] Parliament to discus asylum seekers processing center
Diario Nacional, October 11, 2010 language source: Tetun
east-timor: [scroll down page] https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00088.html

11 Oct 2010: Perth Now: Jose Ramos-Horta says asylum centre must be temporary
PN: http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/east-timors-president-says-any-regional-processing-centre-must-only-be-temporary/story-e6frg12c-1225937228705
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00094.html
"EAST Timor's president believes his country has a humanitarian obligation to accept Australia's proposal that it host a regional refugee processing centre. However Jose Ramos-Horta insists Dili will not foot the bill and, in a blow to hopes for a permanent solution, said any regional centre in East Timor would be “temporary”."

11 Oct 2010: West Australian: Australia says E.Timor refugee centre to cost 'many millions'
WA: http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/8114400/australia-says-e-timor-refugee-centre-to-cost-many-millions/
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00098.html
"Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said Monday he had several "models" of how to establish a regional refugee centre in East Timor, as he arrived in Dili for talks with President Jose Ramos-Horta. ... Bowen said he expected a "good two-way exchange" with the president, who told AFP on Sunday that such a centre could cost 30 million US dollars to build and another 30 million in annual upkeep, and would only be "temporary"."

11 Oct 2010: SMH: Optimism for East Timor refugee plan
SMH: http://www.smh.com.au/national/optimism-for-east-timor-refugee-plan-20101010-16e3o.html
"Ahead of his trip to East Timor, Indonesia and Malaysia this week, Chris Bowen is optimistic about winning support for the government's proposed regional processing centre. ... ''We've had some encouraging feedback,'' Mr Bowen said, asked about the progress he was making on the processing centre. ''I think it is something which could … very much work for East Timor's benefit as well as for Australia's and the region's.''" Jacob Saulwick

Tetun:
10 Outubru 2010: Tempo Semanal: Proposta Australia, TL Sai Centru Refujiadus: Chris Bowen Sei dada lia ho Horta Maiske PN, NGO no Jovens la aceita
TS: http://temposemanaltimor.blogspot.com/2010/10/proposta-australia-tl-sai-centru.html
"Tuir planu iha loron segunda feira Lokraik semana ne’e, Australia nia Ministru Imigrasaun, Chris Bowen sei to’o iha Dili hodi hasoru malu ho Prezidenti da Republika DR. Jose Ramos Horta iha loron tersa dader atu aprezenta governu kanberra ninia proposta ne’ebe hakarak harii centru prosesamentu ba refujiadus iha rai rohan Timor Leste. ... "

10 Oct 2010: Chris Bowen MP, [Australia's] Minister for Immigration: Minister's visit to East Timor, regional protection framework
Doorstop interview, Dili Airport, East Timor
CB: http://www.minister.immi.gov.au/media/speeches/2010/cb_doorstop_1003.htm
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00099.html
"Bowen: Yes, while I'm here [in Timor-Leste] I'll be meeting with the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Alkatiri. I'll be meeting with the President of the Parliament as well, of course, as the President of East Timor and the Secretary of State for Security will be also involved in that meeting. So I'll be meeting very senior officials from both the government and the opposition."

10 Oct 2010: Australia.to: Laurie Oakes and [Australia's Minister for Immigration] Chris Bowen interview on Today on Sunday
Australia.to: http://australia.to/2010/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4542:laurie-oakes-and-chris-bowen&catid=134:news-wire&Itemid=247
"LO: Now you are heading off tomorrow for East Timor, Indonesia and Malaysia. CB: Yes.
LO: Now is this a genuine serious attempt to get a regional asylum seeker processing centre of the ground?
CB: Absolutely, and it is about more than just the regional processing centre it is about an entire regional framework.  We have a regional and international problem which needs a regional and international solution."

10 Oct 2010: 9 News: Timor meeting won't deliver deal: Bowen
9: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8102915/east-timor-interested-in-centre-bowen
"[Australia's] Immigration Minister Chris Bowen says he won't return from East Timor this week with a final deal to address people smuggling and the offshore processing of asylum seekers. ... Mr Bowen said Mr Ramos Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao were still "very interested" in talking through the idea."

Portuguese:
9 de Outubro de 2010: SAPO Notícias: Ramos-Horta diz que refugiados são problema regional
SAPO: http://noticias.sapo.tl/portugues/lusa/artigo/11620727.html
"Díli, 09 out (Lusa) -- O Presidente de Timor-Leste, José Ramos-Horta, que na terça-feira recebe o ministro da imigração da Austrália, Chris Bowen, disse hoje que o problema dos refugiados tem de ter uma solução regional."

8 Oct 2010: Australian: Chris Bowen warns plans for East Timor processing centre won't bear fruit 'overnight'
Aus: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/chris-bowen-warns-plans-for-east-timor-processing-centre-wont-bear-fruit-overnight/story-fn59niix-1225935938148
"IMMIGRATION Minister Chris Bowen is playing down expectations the government is poised to deliver on its promise of a refugee processing centre in East Timor." Paul Maley

8 Oct 2010: Australia Network News: Australian minister off to East Timor for asylum talks
ANN: http://australianetworknews.com/stories/201010/3033298.htm?desktop
"Australia's Immigration Minister Chris Bowen will visit East Timor, Malaysia and Indonesia next week to hold high-level talks about a regional solution for asylum seeker processing. ... Mr Bowen says he has already had good feedback from his regional counterparts about support for a regional processing centre."

8 Oct 2010: Yahoo!: Australia renews push for regional immigration centre
Y!: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101008/wl_asia_afp/australiaimmigrationtimorindonesianmalaysia
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00060.html
"Australia will urge Indonesia, Malaysia and East Timor to back its proposal for a regional centre to process asylum-seekers during talks next week, Immigration Minister Chris Bowen said Friday. Bowen, who will leave Monday for Dili to begin high-level discussions on people-smuggling and border security in the three countries, said he had already had encouraging feedback from neighbouring countries."

7 Oct 2010: Australian: Government must follow refugee policy
Aus: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/government-must-follow-refugee-policy/story-e6frg6zo-1225935116151
"ALP policy states clearly that asylum-seekers should be processed in Australia. ... Clearly, any attempt to take people to East Timor who have made claims for protection in Australia will breach the platform that all members of the Labor Party are obliged to uphold." Robin Rothfield and Nizza Siano

1 Oct 2010: AusParl: Asylum seekers centre in Timor Leste?
east-timor: https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/east-timor/2010-10/msg00001.html
"Ms JULIE BISHOP (2.53 pm) - My question is to the Minister for Foreign Affairs. Prior to election, the Prime Minister promised there could be a regional processing centre in Timor-Leste. Will it be established within 12 months, within 24 months or never?
Mr RUDD [Australia's Foreign Minister] - I thank the Deputy Leader of the Opposition for her question. The government has said consistently that a regional processing centre in the context of a regional arrangement and framework for dealing with asylum seekers would be evolved over time. Secondly, it was the subject of negotiations and discussions between me and the foreign ministers of Indonesia and Timor-Leste in New York. Thirdly, it was agreed that it would form the subject of discussions when the Bali Process meeting is held in the months ahead. That meeting will deal with the overall regional pressures of people smuggling and unauthorised regional and international people movements. That is the process by which we are doing it. It is the right approach."

1 Oct 2010: ABC PM: Timor's foreign minister suspended over corruption allegations
PM: http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2010/s3027483.htm
"Australia's negotiations with East Timor on setting up a regional asylum seeker centre may have hit another snag. It's been reported that East Timor's foreign minister has been suspended over corruption allegations."


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