Timor-Leste parliament approves border treaty

THE parliament of Timor-Leste has ratified the maritime boundary treaty with Australia, first signed by then-foreign minister Julie Bishop and her counterpart Agio Pereira early last year, with the vote being 42 in favour and 23 against.

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The treaty determines Australia and Timor-Leste's entitlements and ownership of oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea, including in the gargantuan Greater Sunrise field.