Sign Now: #MakeWestPapuaSafe. Hold the AFP accountable

Hold the AFP accountable


This petition of certain citizens of Australia draws to the attention of the Senate that:

  • Reputable human rights organisations report significant human rights violations committed by Indonesian police and military in West Papua;
  • These violations are committed with impunity;
  • The Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Forces provide substantial support to the Indonesian police and military, including D88, Brimob and Kopassus, the worst human rights offenders;
  • The nature and extent of this support is not fully disclosed;
  • No conditionality or benchmarks are attached to this support to ensure Indonesian police and military respect human rights

We therefore ask the House to call on the Government to:

  • Condemn human rights violations everywhere, including in West Papua;
  • Vigorously raise concerns about human rights violations committed in West Papua with the Indonesian Government;
  • Take action at the United Nations to hold the Indonesian Government fully accountable for human rights violations committed by its security forces in West Papua;
  • Ensure that Australian Government aid does not enable human rights violations anywhere, including in West Papua;
  • Initiate an independent audit of the effectiveness and human rights risks associated with all programs involving Indonesian police and military receiving Australian Government funding.

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References: Indonesia: "Don't Bother, Just Let Him Die": Killing With Impunity In Papua AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL 2 JULY 2018


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  • Richard Steele
    signed 2019-10-18 13:49:55 +1100
    Richard Steele
  • Dick Friend
    signed 2019-10-16 11:28:34 +1100
  • Eileen Whitehead
    signed 2019-10-15 20:17:44 +1100
  • Liz Gallie
    signed 2019-10-14 10:38:09 +1100
  • Eric Oliver
    signed 2019-10-08 09:46:10 +1100
  • Jacqueline White
    signed 2019-10-08 09:42:43 +1100
  • Eddie Seymour
    signed 2019-10-07 11:52:36 +1100
  • Robert Jenkins
    signed 2019-10-06 20:07:08 +1100
  • Mile Stanley
    signed 2019-10-06 01:09:48 +1000
    Protect the indigenous people of West Papua.
  • Warpur Maraow
    signed 2019-10-05 20:40:21 +1000
    Yes conflict
  • Rashmi Dixit
    signed 2019-10-01 19:58:12 +1000
  • Don P
    @DonP54750981 tweeted link to this page. 2019-09-30 10:35:20 +1000
    I signed to #MakeWestPapuaSafe. The AFP are training Indonesian Security Forces: police & military. No evaluation, no transparency. Hold @ausfedpol accountable. #HumanRights of #FirstNations people #WestPapua are at stake.#standupforHumanRights #Pasifika https://wagepeaceau-beyondwarau.nationbuilder.com/make_west_papua_safe_petition?recruiter_id=3771
  • Don Pham
    signed 2019-09-30 10:34:57 +1000
    Don Pham
  • Lejla Kartal
    signed 2019-09-30 08:09:35 +1000
  • Kachun Lay
    signed via 2019-09-30 00:17:21 +1000
  • Tom Marwick
    signed 2019-09-28 22:56:55 +1000
  • Cameron Gaffney
    signed 2019-09-26 22:47:45 +1000
  • Phoebe Weston-Evans
    signed 2019-09-26 16:34:36 +1000
    Phoebe Weston-Evans
  • helen pereira
    signed 2019-09-25 23:02:52 +1000
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  • Hilary Stewart
    signed 2019-09-20 15:32:52 +1000
    Hilary Stewart
  • Helen Dawson
    signed 2019-09-17 22:00:23 +1000
  • Eleanor Putnam
    signed 2019-09-15 15:41:43 +1000
    For far too long the people of West Papua have suffered the same kind of terrorising and oppression which East Timor eventually escaped 20 years ago. Racially and culturally they have no connection with the people of Indonesia and should not have been brought under Indonesia’s authority just because both were former Dutch colonies. So for Australia to not only turn a blind eye but actually provide support to organisations like Kopassus goes against all values of human rights.

    Eleanor Putnam
  • Mick Daley
    signed 2019-09-15 08:10:54 +1000
    Mick Daley
  • Jesse Secomb
    signed 2019-09-14 09:03:40 +1000
    Jesse Secomb
  • Kathleen Baldini
    signed 2019-09-12 16:51:50 +1000
  • Walter Dethlefs
    signed 2019-09-11 13:50:29 +1000
    Walter Dethlefs
  • Karen Davies
    signed 2019-09-11 06:42:31 +1000
  • Chris Blatchford
    signed 2019-09-11 05:23:17 +1000
  • Joel Kopaya
    signed 2019-09-10 21:18:02 +1000
    I want the Melanesian West Papuans to be free to rule on their own
  • Mark Evans
    signed 2019-09-10 21:15:01 +1000