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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  • Kirstene Ost
    signed 2019-09-07 11:02:15 +1000
  • Viola Wilkins
    signed 2019-09-07 10:03:29 +1000
    Melanesian not Indonesian

    Papua Merdeka !
  • Joy Mayberry
    signed 2019-09-07 07:53:03 +1000
  • Scott Campbell
    signed 2019-09-07 07:17:53 +1000
    Waiting for the government to do something won’t help. They won’t unless forced. You need to buy weapons, train and fight. You have enough supporters in Australia to help
  • Tony Curtis
    signed 2019-09-07 05:15:08 +1000
  • Damien Cook
    signed 2019-09-06 23:32:02 +1000
  • Michelle Roadley
    signed 2019-09-06 21:13:18 +1000
  • Susan Herbert
    signed 2019-09-06 20:01:31 +1000
  • Lidia Tindle
    signed 2019-09-06 19:53:36 +1000
    I’am part of Tynside East Timor Solidarity, still working in solidarity with the Timorese – its disgraceful that Indonesia is still allowed to get away with its human rights abuses – West Papua needs independence to set its country on the way to recovery. Of course its still all to do with western power choosing who it supports and who it keeps enslaved by its use of other countries troops, for oil and resources. We need to change the way our governments and big business operates so that all people can be free. Lidia
  • Anne Scrimgeour
    signed 2019-09-06 19:26:36 +1000
  • Jamie Maigau
    signed 2019-09-06 18:45:30 +1000
    Australian government should stop funding and training Indonesia police and military to suppress and kill West Papuans on their land.

    Australian government should stand form West Papua to correct the mistake by the US and the UN.

    Give freedom to West Papua.
  • Albert White
    signed 2019-09-06 17:57:12 +1000
  • Rachel Brindal
    signed 2019-09-06 17:43:21 +1000
  • David Ferguson
    signed 2019-09-06 17:21:53 +1000
  • Hartelief Knijn
    signed 2019-09-06 17:00:08 +1000
    Will help with most petitions to get West Papua free from opression
  • marigold hayler
    signed 2019-09-06 16:40:55 +1000
  • Keith Woolsey
    signed 2019-09-06 12:19:12 +1000
  • Emma Brindal
    signed 2019-09-06 12:11:15 +1000
  • Kate Hannan
    signed 2019-09-06 09:21:39 +1000
  • Margaret Lee
    signed 2019-09-06 07:52:56 +1000
    This is yet another example of our Federal Police overstepping the mark and in this case providing an oppressive regime hold down the citizens of a colony acquired through acquisition of a Dutch colony simply on the basis that they too had been colonies of the Dutch. They put citizens of ours on the path to the death penalty. Now this. Words fail me.
  • Scott Lawson
    signed 2019-09-06 07:05:56 +1000
  • Mark Taylor
    signed 2019-09-06 05:59:04 +1000
    Mark Taylor
  • Helen King
    signed 2019-09-06 02:51:19 +1000
  • Tilman Ruff
    signed 2019-09-05 22:25:09 +1000
  • Danny Neumann
    signed 2019-09-05 22:13:56 +1000
  • Isobel Lamont
    signed 2019-09-05 22:00:39 +1000
  • Harshini Bartlett
    signed 2019-09-05 21:51:49 +1000
  • Richard Nielsen
    signed 2019-09-05 20:38:55 +1000
  • Juliet Sheen
    signed 2019-09-05 18:23:55 +1000
  • Penny Parrish
    signed 2019-09-05 17:56:49 +1000
    Penny Parrish