ANU Briefing: Timor-Leste Update

8am, Wednesday 15 August, Committee Room 1R2

Friday, August 10, 2018 — Timor-Leste’s political impasse following the appointment of a minority government last year saw fresh elections held on 12 May, less than 10 months after the last parliamentary elections. The incoming government will need to confront some pressing policy challenges. An impasse between the President and the incoming government over key ministerial positions presents additional challenges.

The Timor-Leste Update will focus on future directions for Timor-Leste across the political and societal domains.

ANU has a network of internationally renowned researchers and experts working on Timor-Leste and Dr Sue Ingram will be available to brief Parliamentarians and their staff.

Wednesday 15 August, Committee Room 1R2

8.15am - Short presentation

8.20am - Questions and discussion

9am - Briefing concludes

RSVP not essential but appreciated to government@anu.edu.au

For further information or to coordinate private briefings, please contact government@anu.edu.au or call 02 6125 9525.

Information about the speaker

Dr Sue Ingram, Senior Policy Fellow, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Dr Sue Ingram has wide experience in public policy, peacebuilding and international development, including 16 years as a senior executive in various social policy areas of the Australian Government, senior appointments in UN peacekeeping missions in Timor-Leste before and after independence, head of the Machinery of Government pillar of the Regional Assistance Mission in Solomon Islands, and Principal Governance Adviser in AusAID. Sue subsequently worked as an independent consultant/adviser focussing on governance and statebuilding in fragile and conflict affected states. In 2017 she was awarded a PhD for her research on post-conflict political settlements in Timor-Leste and Bougainville.