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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  • Jane Keogh
    signed 2019-04-13 10:15:56 +1000
  • debra hackett
    signed 2019-04-13 10:10:02 +1000
  • paul grace
    signed 2019-04-13 09:15:40 +1000
    paul g grace
  • Marie Ryan
    signed 2019-04-13 09:06:03 +1000
  • David Tehr
    signed 2019-04-13 08:48:17 +1000
    I think it particularly important that we “Initiate an independent audit of the effectiveness and human rights risks associated with all programs involving Indonesian police and military receiving Australian Government funding”. Indonesia and West Papua are close neighbours. It is good policy to love our neighbours as we would love ourselves (Mark 12:31)
  • ms veeto
    signed 2019-04-13 08:40:42 +1000
  • Nathan Dick
    signed 2019-04-13 08:25:29 +1000
  • Richard Lane
    signed 2019-04-13 07:58:34 +1000
    Richard Lane
  • Karen Allen
    signed 2019-04-13 07:52:19 +1000
    Karen Allen
  • John Hannam
    signed 2019-04-13 07:30:14 +1000
  • Linda Whitefeather
    signed 2019-04-13 07:27:14 +1000
    Linda Whitefeather
  • Annette Bristow
    signed 2019-04-13 07:25:56 +1000
  • Fran Mcleod
    signed 2019-04-13 07:25:13 +1000
  • Cath Boyle
    signed 2019-04-13 07:13:16 +1000
  • Sarah Cutting
    signed 2019-04-13 07:03:40 +1000
  • Lisa Montgomery
    signed 2019-04-13 03:28:22 +1000
    I am looking for peace Papua. Let’s work towards this. ❤❤❤

    Lisa Montgomery
  • Catherine Pohlman
    signed 2019-04-12 16:54:29 +1000
  • Terrence Arnold
    signed 2019-04-12 10:25:56 +1000
    Terrence Arnold

    We have gone to war for much less yet we stand by as Indonesia blantantly kill west Papuans.

    Instead of protecting them we give millions of dollars in aide of Indonesia and help train their defence force.

    Australian politicians should hang their head in shame.
  • Patrick Newbold
    signed 2019-04-12 10:08:30 +1000
  • David Bowles
    signed 2019-04-12 09:09:48 +1000
  • Bob keenan
    signed 2019-04-12 06:15:09 +1000
    bob keenan-I have always admired Australia but please discontinue helping in the training of Indonesia police and troops who are part of Indonesia’ s mistreatment and oppression of the people of West Papua.Speak up on behalf of the people of West Papua. I wish my country would also speak up for the people of West Papua.
  • Jenny Josephs
    signed 2019-04-11 22:10:48 +1000
  • Robbie Wesley
    signed 2019-04-11 18:06:21 +1000
    This problem concerning our nearest neighbour has been going on a looooong time. Australia should be helping to resolve it, not siding with the oppressors.
  • Christine Cole
    signed 2019-04-11 17:41:41 +1000
  • Rashid Omarjee
    signed 2019-04-11 17:17:31 +1000
    Dawn Joyce
  • Bronwyn Vost
    signed 2019-04-11 17:06:20 +1000
  • Stephane Leray
    signed 2019-04-11 16:05:57 +1000
    Abominable that the AFP still train them.
  • Jessica Nietz
    signed 2019-04-11 15:55:15 +1000
  • MaryAnn Uechtritz
    signed 2019-04-11 12:19:55 +1000
  • Pam Blamey
    signed 2019-04-11 10:05:03 +1000