Putting Julia Gillard's recent efforts as Australian PM on the boatpeople being housed in E.Timor into an historical context is useful.
The Labor Party and its leader Gough Whitlam came to an agreement with the Javanese to allow Indonesia to walk into E.Timor and impose thereafter perhaps one of the most brutal genocides of the 20th Century.
It continued with Hawke and Keating. Australia at one stage through its Dept.Foreign Affairs encouraged Bill Clinton to go soft on Indonesia and not lobby the UN to take stronger measures against Jakarta. Labor were at best wharfie like bystanders, hands in pockets, and at worst complicit in the maltreatment of the E.Timorese
It took John Howard who had the guts to stand up to Indonesia and unilaterally went in to sort it out in 1999.
So it is no surprise that the Parliament in Dili has told the Australian Labor Party to bugger off, and advised the ALP to sort out their problems with the refugees, themselves.