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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  • 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
  • Bruce Rose
    signed 2020-01-10 05:59:03 +1100
  • Lynley Ruck
    signed 2020-01-10 05:39:37 +1100
  • Clare Johnson
    signed 2020-01-10 05:30:28 +1100
  • Philippe Borsa
    signed 2020-01-10 05:11:17 +1100
    My country, France, sells weapons to the Indonesian armed forces, which these criminals use to spread murder and terror among civilians in illegally-occupied West Papua. This is shameful.
  • Helen Anderson
    signed 2020-01-10 04:57:06 +1100
  • Paora Puketapu
    signed 2020-01-10 03:55:18 +1100
  • John Kedi
    signed 2020-01-10 02:18:15 +1100
    Free West Papua. Stop the genocide, stop kill defenseless and innocent people. UN you need to act on this matter now.
  • Greg Macmillan
    signed 2020-01-10 02:16:30 +1100
  • Julie Kelly
    signed 2020-01-10 01:38:22 +1100
    Free West Papua. Keep innocent men, women and children safe.
  • Tom Livanos
    signed 2020-01-07 17:03:33 +1100
    I have been following the mainstream media since I began high school i.e. >30 years ago. It is only in the last half a dozen years or so that I have begun to learn what the Australian government is doing in my name. Reason: I have ventured beyond the mainstream media. In doing so, I read and hear directly from people involved in Australian government actions. I tell the world: it is -not- in my name. I am an Australian citizen by birth and appreciate a vast array of what I have in this country but these actions in West Papua (and like these actions elsewhere) are not in my name. The text of this petition sums it up well.
  • Zoe Humphreys
    signed 2020-01-06 09:36:46 +1100
  • Yoland Wadsworth
    signed 2019-12-29 22:26:29 +1100
  • jacky Desbiolles
    signed 2019-12-22 18:14:53 +1100
    Papua Merdeka !
  • Colin Mitchell
    signed 2019-12-17 16:14:55 +1100
    Colin Mitchell
  • michele wasson
    signed 2019-12-16 17:33:37 +1100
  • Merrill Jusuf
    signed 2019-12-14 14:35:41 +1100
  • Toni Lechte
    signed 2019-12-14 08:45:46 +1100
  • Lurdes Pires Pereira
    signed 2019-12-14 04:27:11 +1100
    This genocide against the peopke of West Papua has to stop.
  • Kaye Wright
    signed 2019-12-11 15:55:52 +1100
    This is just terrible and needs to be stopped.
  • ray ison
    signed 2019-12-10 19:43:02 +1100