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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  • Owen Allen
    signed 2020-02-13 13:49:04 +1100
    Governments have a responsibility for the well-being and concerns of all it’s people for all time. Harming people and damaging natural ecologies to ensure the power status quo of a nation will lead to uncontrollable natural disasters and extensive social failure. It is vital, for the well-being of all people in Indonesia and surrounding nations, to eradicate prejudice and authoritarianism from all policy and law.
  • Angela Zeck
    signed 2020-02-11 20:54:24 +1100
    I will write to local member to get some action.
  • Andrew (Andy) Alcock
    signed 2020-02-10 17:01:14 +1100
    Australian political leaders should cease all aid, training and cooperation between the AFP and the ADF with the POLRI (Indonesian police) and the TNI (the Indonesian military) until:

    • the Indonesian government withdraws the TNI from West Papua

    • all POLRI and TNI mass murderers and violators are brought to justice

    • the Indonesian government pays reparations for all the damage caused by the TNI and POLRI and pays compensation to all their victims (in West Papua, East Timor, Acheh and Indonesia)

    During the current visit to Australia of Joko Widodo – the Indonesian President – Australia’s Foreign Minister – Marise Payne – claimed that Indonesia and Australia are strong democracies. Does her definition of a democratic state allow a nation that has committed genocide and sickening massive human rights abuses in its own country and other nations, has at least 2 war criminals in its cabinet and is basically controlled by a military that has committed such crimes?

    But then, former Australian leaders allowed many Nazi war criminals to live in Australia without doing anything to bring them to justice until it was too late. Some of them were actually members of the “Liberal” Party.

    The world community brought to justice many war criminals after WW2, in the old Yugoslavia and Rwanda so why not Indonesia?
  • Margaret Rowell
    signed 2020-02-10 16:12:40 +1100
    Margaret Rowell
  • Trevor Powell
    signed 2020-02-10 11:51:23 +1100
  • Robyn Morgan
    signed 2020-02-10 10:40:16 +1100
  • Suzanne Staples
    signed 2020-02-06 16:10:38 +1100
  • Chris Jennes
    signed 2020-02-03 13:05:53 +1100
  • Helen Bayes
    signed 2020-01-31 17:50:27 +1100
  • david weinstein
    signed 2020-01-31 12:38:26 +1100
    david weinstein
  • Eric Oliver
    signed 2020-01-31 12:00:06 +1100
  • Harshini Bartlett
    signed 2020-01-31 08:50:38 +1100
  • Ai Sikeimu
    signed 2020-01-26 07:53:38 +1100
    Papua Merdeka
  • Lawrence Parkes
    signed 2020-01-26 03:35:47 +1100
    Free West Papua.
  • K Mackenzie
    signed 2020-01-25 23:23:49 +1100
  • Jane Morgan
    signed 2020-01-14 18:34:22 +1100
  • Justice Obarakpo
    signed 2020-01-13 22:12:38 +1100
  • Bettina Hagmaier
    signed 2020-01-12 16:33:32 +1100
  • Patrick Deprez
    signed 2020-01-12 08:56:41 +1100
    Patrick Deprez
  • Charbonnier Caroline
    signed 2020-01-11 18:49:59 +1100
  • Padapu Nixon
    signed 2020-01-11 16:03:28 +1100
  • Emma Lane
    signed 2020-01-11 10:51:30 +1100
  • Adam Clark
    signed 2020-01-10 12:45:59 +1100
  • David Hay
    signed 2020-01-10 11:49:04 +1100
  • Kath Jones
    signed 2020-01-10 09:42:15 +1100
  • Fran Davidson
    signed 2020-01-10 07:34:35 +1100
    Praying for more humanity in this new decade. Please, choose people over profit.
  • Joshua Park
    signed 2020-01-10 07:21:26 +1100
  • Josh Gilbert
    signed 2020-01-10 06:54:14 +1100
    Please, help to end the violence against indigenous people.
  • Pete Cutbush
    signed 2020-01-10 06:52:15 +1100
  • Sonia Littlejohns
    signed 2020-01-10 06:08:35 +1100
    Please stop these atrocities ! This cannot continue Australia needs to stop turning a blind eye to these human rights violations to the people of West Papua