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Gordon Peake

Gordon Peake is a Visitor at the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University. He has written extensively on the country, including a double-award winning memoir Beloved Land: Stories, Struggles & Secrets from Timor-Leste.

Articles by Gordon Peake (3)

  • Timor-Leste: New prime minister, new approach

    It has finally happened. After months of 'will he, won't he' melodrama, Xanana Gusmão, Timor-Leste's resistance leader and long-serving prime minister, has stepped down. His successor, Dr Rui Maria de Araújo, will be sworn in as prime minister in a ceremony in Dili later today. The new PM will head an administration that includes almost all of Timor-Leste's political parties.
  • Foreign legal advisers and the state of Timor-Leste

    Last month's decision by a closed-door session of Timor-Leste's parliament to unceremoniously turf out foreign judges and legal advisers has put attention back on Australia's near neighbour. Timor-Leste Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao, during his first term in 2008. None of the judges and prosecutors are going just yet. Many are continuing to work amidst uncertainty over what happens next, but the snap decision caught many by surprise.