At the association’s committee meeting on 9 March 2016, the following motion was passed unanimously:
The president is asked to write a letter to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, expressing the view that, in respect of maritime boundaries between Australia and Timor Leste:
- Australia should enter good faith negotiations with Timor Leste; and
- if no agreement is reached, both parties should participate in binding arbitration.
On 4 April 2016, this letter was sent to the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Not having received any response, I sent this letter to the minister on 7 September 2016.
I have not received a response.
For updates as to progress with the proceedings in The Hague, view this forum thread from Helen Kenneally.