Crossing the Line by Kim McGrath | Black Inc.

Crossing the Line: Australia’s Secret History in the Timor Sea

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About the author

Kim McGrath has been published in the Monthly and has long experience working in government and policy development. She is Research Director at the Bracks Timor-Leste Governance Project, which provides policy advice to the Timor-Leste government.

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Praise for Crossing the Line

‘Revelatory, extraordinary and compelling – an absolute must-read.’ —Peter Garrett

Crossing the Line is an unassailable exposé of Australia’s ruthless pursuit of resources in the Timor Sea. A timely and definitive book.’ —José Ramos-Horta

‘Kim McGrath has trawled the national archives to produce the smoking gun on Australia’s callous betrayal of the people who supported our commandos in World War II, and on the immoral and unlawful appropriation of their oil.’ —Paul Cleary

‘Tigerishly researched, this book exposes the economic interests underpinning Australia's diplomacy towards East Timor.’ —Professor Clinton Fernandes, University of NSW