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His Excellency XANANA GUSMÃO accepts Honorary Doctorate and acknowledges Balibó House Trust.

Here is the text of His Excellency’s University of Melbourne Doctorate of Letters acceptance speech, attended by our Patron The Hon. Steve Bracks. Balibo House Trust is deeply honoured to be acknowledged in a speech which so eloquently addresses the importance of a strong and equitable relationship between Timor Leste and Australia. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF […]

Fernando Lasama de Araujo

‘The Balibo House Trust wishes to acknowledge and commemorate the untimely passing of our friend and hero of Timor-Leste, Fernando Lasama de Araujo, founder of RENETIL, of Partido Democratica, former Deputy Prime Minister and, at the time of his death, Minister for Education and Co-ordinating Minister of Social Affairs. We join with the people of […]

Media release – Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste attends opening of Balibo Fort Hotel and Culture and Heritage Centre

Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste attends opening of Balibo Fort Hotel and Culture and Heritage Centre 20 March 2015 The Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Peter Doyle, delivered a speech at the opening of the Balibo Fort Hotel and Culture and Heritage Centre. Mr Doyle joined senior members of the government of Timor-Leste, the Hon Steve Bracks, […]

Media Release – Minister Gusmão opens facilities at Balibo

Minister of State and of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Official Spokesperson for the Government of Timor-Leste Díli, March 23, 2015 Minister Gusmão opens facilities at Balibo On Friday, the Minister of Planning and Strategic Investment officially opened the Balibo Fort Hotel and Cultural and Heritage Centre. The construction of the hotel is […]