Special Representative for Greater Sunrise project

  • Media release

As part of the Australian Government’s commitment to the mutually beneficial and commercially viable development of the Greater Sunrise gas fields, I announce the appointment of the Honourable Steve Bracks AC as Australia’s Special Representative.

Greater Sunrise is critical to Timor-Leste’s economic development and resilience.

The Australian Government wants to see the development of Greater Sunrise in a commercially viable way that supports the economic development of Timor-Leste and maximises the benefits to all parties, consistent with the 2018 Maritime Boundary Treaty.

As Special Representative, Mr Bracks will represent the Australian Government and consult with the Government of Timor-Leste and other key stakeholders, including the Sunrise Joint Venture.

Mr Bracks brings a wealth of experience from both public and private sectors, including as a long-serving Premier of Victoria. He has deep knowledge of Timor-Leste and close relationship with its people and leaders as a result of his close engagement over many years.

I look forward to working with Mr Bracks in this role.

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