Six years ago, the worst oil spill in the history of the Australian offshore petroleum industry began off the coast of Western Australia, gushing millions of litres of oil into the Timor Sea for 74 days.
Within weeks, communities in Nusa Tenggara Timur, the closest Indonesian province to Australia, saw oil in their fishing grounds, their seaweed farms and on their coastline.
This film reveals the stories of some of the people affected.
While the Indonesian government has asked the Australian government for assistance to resolve the issue, nothing has been done. This is a tragedy beyond belief and a severe injustice.
The Australian Lawyers Alliance has released an investigative report into the issue, After the Spill: Investigating Australia’s Montara oil disaster in Indonesia. The Australian Lawyers Alliance continues to press for an independent investigation.