Never forget: Australia owes Timor Leste

Never forget: Australia owes Timor Leste

Timorese Society Timorese people have always formed a rich and effective society, a complex hierarchical organisation based on elaborate cultural, political and economic systems. For centuries, rites in animist traditions accompanied and expressed the culture, thus...
TIP: Surround yourself with great people

TIP: Surround yourself with great people

They tell you to surround yourself with great people. It struck me yesterday that we have. Sitting at my flimsy little office desk I am as comfortable, inspired and energetic as I’ve felt for years. There’s no big salary and no high-tech resources at my disposal....
Meant for East Timor: lessons from my youth

Meant for East Timor: lessons from my youth

I didn’t know it at the time, but it turns out I’ve been preparing for my life in Timor Leste since I was a young boy. I chose two particularly frustrating pursuits as my childhood hobbies and it’s finally paying off. One of those was fishing. I was mad about fishing:...