Saturday, March 18, 2017

   On Scott Street Newcastle.
Teas and coffee. Industrial chic?  Originally many of these corners in the city were the site of a hotel.
Beer drinking is overtaken by change of old routines and by coffee drinking.                               Coffee from Timor Leste can be found sold by friends of that newest little nation to our north.  Their economy relies on oil export alone.  Their economic wealth is tiny.    In the past we witnessed their struggles and a referendum and the bullying tactics then they were done over by unfriendly neighbours with wholesale destruction of the infrastructure .       Australian policy towards ownership of off shore oil is almost as bad in cheating Timor Leste out of their oil resources.  It is our responsibility to hand over the oil developments that are within the domain of Timor and withdraw claims of ownership of the seas in question.   

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

I like the look of the place.