[TimorLesteStudies] Research on Timor Leste's Petroleum fund

Jennifer Drysdale jenster at cres10.anu.edu.au
Mon Oct 1 11:02:28 EST 2007

A radio interview about my PhD research:

>Listen at 
>Sunday, September 30
>Timor Leste's Petroleum fund
>16Mb. 96kbps mono 21:42 mins.
>Jennifer Drysdale at the Centre for Environmental Studies at the 
>Australian National University spent 2 years in Timor Leste 
>researching the governance of East Timor's hard won petroleum 
>resources. Now, with the new Timorese Parliament taking control of 
>the Petroleum Fund she talks with Nimbin Community Radio 2NimFm 
>about the past and future prospects for East Timor's budding 
>economy. The lineup of political parties that kept Fretilin out of 
>government campaigned strongly on accusations that Fretilin was 
>'holding out' on the petroleum fund. Yet, the new parliament shows 
>no signs of changing the Fretilin policy. Jennifer's PhD. research 
>turns Australian media preconceptions on its head, indicating that 
>the Fretilin policy was, in fact, what the people really wanted, and 
>that Fretilin was actually responding to the popular will.

Clarification: I have spent 2 years in Timor-Leste including 6 months 
working on this research.

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Jenny Drysdale
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