On 6 March 2018, the Australian and Timor-Leste governments signed an historic treaty that establishes a permanent maritime boundary in the Timor Sea and a framework for developing the vast oil and gas reserves that lie between the two States. The agreement was the result of the first-ever Compulsory Conciliation proceedings under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and was a landmark moment for the two States and the resolution of complex disputes under international law more generally.
This free seminar will outline the past history over the maritime boundary agreement, in addition to the details of the new agreement. The discussion will also focus on some of the remaining issues between the two States, including the development of the Greater Sunrise field.”
Chair and commentator: Dr Michael White OAM QC, Adjunct Professor, TC Beirne School of Law


Ms Gitanjali Bajaj, Partner, DLA Piper Australia
Mr Ben Huntley, Senior Lawyer, Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department

5.15pm for a 5.30pm start

The seminar will conclude at 6.30pm followed by refreshments until 7.15pm
For catering purposes, please RSVP by registering online by 24 April.

MASLU Twilight Seminar : Australian-Timor Leste maritime boundary (PDF, 235KB)

This seminar is supported by DLA Piper Australia, the Supreme Court Library Queensland and the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department.

Please direct all enquiries to events@law.uq.edu.au.

About MASLU events

The Marine & Shipping Law Unit (MASLU) is a community of scholars within the TC Beirne School of Law at The University of Queensland. We aim to achieve international recognition for scholarship, research and consultative skills in maritime law, international law of the sea, and related areas.


QE II Courts of Law Complex, 415 George Street, Brisbane
Supreme Court Library, Level 12