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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  • Karen Vegar
    signed 2019-04-09 08:11:10 +1000
  • Philip Prince
    signed 2019-04-09 08:07:17 +1000
    Indonesia is not right to destroy West Papua,

    Australia is not right to support Indonesia in their rein of terror,

    Saying SORRY in a hundred years will not cut it , when we can effectively mke the differance today.
  • Margo van der Voort
    signed 2019-04-09 08:03:56 +1000
    Utterly shameful that Australian Federal Police forces are complicit, and even teach violent elements in West Papua and PNG how to perpetrate human rights abuses. The same counts for signing trade deals with Indonesia and celebrating how ‘great and good’ and ‘beneficial for our farmers’ this is while gays and lesbians are rounded up and send to ‘re-education institutions’ or publicly caned/lashed for their ‘sins’. Unethical politics by right wing liberals while also animals suffer horrendous torture and killing practices. Is that upholding ‘the Australian ways’ and fairness Mr. Morrison?
  • Patricia Hovey
    signed 2019-04-09 08:00:14 +1000
  • Niall McLaren
    signed 2019-04-09 07:59:14 +1000
  • Janet Hammill
    signed 2019-04-09 07:58:02 +1000
    Janet Mary Hammill
  • dale hess
    signed 2019-04-09 07:56:36 +1000
    Australia should uphold human rights everywhere including in West Papua.
  • Douglas Hynd
    signed 2019-04-09 07:56:34 +1000
  • Mary Debrett
    signed 2019-04-09 07:51:44 +1000
  • Wayne Cameron
    signed 2019-04-09 07:51:17 +1000
    Australia has a responsibility to uphold its obligations for international human rights. These are our neighbours and our close responsibility. We should not curry favour with one neighbour, who is committing crimes against another, just because they are bigger, stronger and have economic potential for Australia to do business.
  • Peter Mckenzie
    signed 2019-04-09 07:51:11 +1000
  • Lawrence Hill
    signed 2019-04-09 07:50:15 +1000
    Lawrence Hill
  • Victor Hoisington
    signed 2019-04-09 07:48:02 +1000
  • Paul Heywood
    signed 2019-04-09 07:47:46 +1000
  • Peter Sobey
    signed 2019-04-09 07:44:21 +1000
  • Victoria Robinson-Conlon
    signed 2019-04-09 07:39:24 +1000
  • Ben Woods
    signed 2019-04-09 07:37:03 +1000
  • Rob Hoy
    signed 2019-04-09 07:36:57 +1000
  • Lynda Fletcher
    signed 2019-04-09 07:36:13 +1000
    Lynda Fletcher
  • Liz Allsopp
    signed 2019-04-09 07:33:01 +1000
  • Anne Pohlman
    signed 2019-04-09 07:31:31 +1000
    Australia must review its funding for Indonesia’s security services. Whatever aims that funding seeks to achieve (professionalism of Indonesia’s forces, etc.), the reality is that Indonesia’s special forces (particularly Brimob and Kopassus) carry out systematic human rights abuses against civilians in West Papua every day. Australia cannot be complicit in these abuses. We must do everything we can to secure the safety of West Papua’s people, rather than support Indonesia’s predatory state security apparatus.
  • Nigel Bell
    signed 2019-04-09 07:28:15 +1000
  • Daniel Brown
    signed 2019-04-09 07:26:08 +1000
  • Jeremy Douriaux
    signed 2019-04-09 07:25:12 +1000
  • Lyn Hovey
    signed 2019-04-09 07:22:43 +1000
  • Mel Nature
    signed 2019-04-09 07:17:52 +1000
  • Evelyn Williames
    signed 2019-04-09 07:13:55 +1000
  • Fergus McPherson
    signed 2019-04-09 07:13:37 +1000
  • Annette Sheppard
    signed 2019-04-09 07:11:28 +1000
    Annette Sheppard
  • Greg Rolles
    signed 2019-04-09 07:07:15 +1000