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20 May 2008
ISF soccer team

ISF Engineers recently completed restoration of a soccer ground at the Village of Bazartette about one hour from Dili, by car. To christen the field a friendly match was played between an ISF team and local youths. The match could have gone either way, but in the end the ISF team won four goals to three. Over 200 locals turned up to cheer on their team. The day was a great success.

Operation ASTUTE is the Australian Government's response to a request from the Government of Timor-Leste to assist in restoring peace to their country.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has deployed to Timor-Leste with a mission to assist the Government and the United Nations to bring stability, security and confidence to the Timorese to allow them to resolve their differences democratically and peacefully.

There are approximately 1000 ADF personnel currently serving in Timor-Leste. This force will remain in Timor-Leste continuing to provide a robust response capability to support the Government of Timor-Leste and the United Nations Police force.

Police from Australia and 24 other nations throughout the world provide security in Dili. The ADF provides support to these police operations as required.

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is working alongside the ADF to assist with this mission.