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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  • Don Metcalfe
    signed 2020-05-14 10:53:14 +1000
  • Jackie Campisi
    signed 2020-05-14 08:58:02 +1000
  • Nicole Wittenberg
    signed 2020-05-14 08:00:01 +1000
  • Fauzan Ahmed
    signed 2020-05-13 16:44:25 +1000
    Every man/woman has a right to decide their own destiny.
  • Chris Russell
    signed 2020-05-13 16:43:17 +1000
  • Martin Oliver
    signed 2020-05-13 15:59:02 +1000
  • Catherine Dosba-Thomson
    signed 2020-05-13 13:11:10 +1000
  • Brett Nutting
    signed 2020-05-13 13:06:05 +1000
  • Andrew Evans
    signed 2020-05-13 12:06:46 +1000
    Andrew Evans

    The UN needs to be held accountable too.
  • Owen Allen
    signed 2020-05-13 10:48:01 +1000
    The people’s land is their land.
  • Rose Beatton
    signed 2020-05-13 06:08:40 +1000
  • AnA Wojak
    signed 2020-05-12 23:27:07 +1000
  • Margaret Louise
    signed 2020-05-12 22:22:33 +1000
  • Trevor Freestone
    signed 2020-05-12 21:03:50 +1000
    I worked teaching on the border in 1969, where the Australian government had a special branch officer collecting very disturbing information from refugees fleeing from the Indonesian army. Although the stories were mostly stories of extremely violent situations which have never ceased the Australian Government have just ignored these human rights atrocities. Top giving aid etc to Indonesia and help the poor West Papuans gain independence.
  • Christine Collins
    signed 2020-05-12 21:01:20 +1000
  • Estelle Cartwright
    signed 2020-05-12 20:40:52 +1000
  • Maryann Uechtritz
    signed 2020-05-12 19:43:09 +1000
  • Lisa walmsley
    signed 2020-05-12 19:06:54 +1000
    Lisa walmsley
  • Michael Shea
    signed 2020-05-12 17:38:48 +1000
    Free West Papua
  • Ann Jarman
    signed 2020-05-12 16:59:32 +1000
  • saskia kouwenberg
    signed 2020-05-12 14:52:47 +1000
    please choose for respect and humaness and not for financial gain
  • Tom Rowan
    signed 2020-05-12 07:12:13 +1000
  • Darryn Fisher
    signed 2020-05-12 02:34:30 +1000
    political gain is not in our or our Pacific neighbors best interests.. png is part of our national security responsibility… stand up and call this out… same as Chinese communist party influence and manipulation… we need to be a good neighbor
  • Chris McGrath
    signed 2020-05-12 00:55:17 +1000
    Indonesian Government Officials, Indonesian Armed Forces, the Australian Government Officials, Australian Armed Forces as well as ANYONE else found to be in breach of International Laws, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity in the Papuan Nation should be bought to justice for their crimes. The Papuan People deserve to be heard and freed.
  • Peter O`Donohoe
    signed 2020-05-11 22:28:05 +1000
  • Stephen Hitchcock
    signed 2020-05-08 13:10:39 +1000
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  • Kathie Herbert
    signed 2020-05-08 07:34:52 +1000
  • Michael Webb
    signed 2020-05-07 20:40:10 +1000
    Michael Webb
  • Rita kiker
    signed 2020-05-07 19:34:39 +1000
  • Margid Bryn-Burns
    signed 2020-05-07 19:12:33 +1000