Item description for Reluctant Saviour: Australia, Indonesia and the Independence of East Timor (Scribe Short Books) by Clinton Fernandes...
Exposing the role of the so-called Jakarta Lobby---Australian officials whose policies supported the Indonesian military regime and public commentators who defend these policies in the public sphere---this inquiry contends that under their influence, the government of Prime Minister John Howard worked assiduously to support Indonesia's occupation of East Timor, trying hard to prevent a ballot of independence. That it was only pressure from activists and the broader public that forced the Howard government to send a peacekeeping force and reluctantly help East Timor to achieve independence is also revealed.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.11" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2005
Publisher Scribe Publications Pty Ltd.
ISBN 1920769285 ISBN13 9781920769284
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More About Clinton Fernandes
CLINTON FERNANDES is Senior Lecturer in Strategic Studies at the Australian Defence Force Academy campus of the University of New South Wales, Australia. Dr. Fernades is the coordinator of the Politics discipline in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and has taught a number of courses, including Comparative Politics of Southeast Asia, Modern Political Ideologies, and the Role of Modern Intelligence. He is co-editor of War and Society journal, and the author of Reluctant Indonesians: Australia, Indonesia and the future of West Papua (2006) and Reluctant Saviour: Australia, Indonesia, and the Independence of East Timor (2004). He formerly served in the Australian Defence Force as an intelligence officer, and was Head of Intelligence for the Australian Defence Force Support to the Sydney Olympics in 2000.