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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  • Sonia Bennett
    signed 2019-04-16 08:53:00 +1000
    Independence for West Papua. Stop Indonesia and Australia controlling the people of this region. Violence does not work. Disgraceful behaviour from our federal police as well. Indonesia stop been the bully in this region. We all remember East Timor.
  • Michael Hatrick
    signed 2019-04-16 08:38:22 +1000
  • Vikki John
    signed 2019-04-16 07:43:22 +1000
    Vikki John
  • Stuart Rees
    signed 2019-04-16 06:15:42 +1000
    Respect for the human rights of all West Papuans a crucial foreign policy issue
  • Margaret Walters
    signed 2019-04-16 01:21:06 +1000
    Margaret A Walters
  • K.J. de Jager
    signed 2019-04-15 23:59:45 +1000
    K.J. de Jager
  • John Queripel
    signed 2019-04-15 22:03:01 +1000
    John Queripel
  • Frances Coombe
    signed 2019-04-15 19:30:45 +1000
  • Solway Nutting
    signed 2019-04-15 18:09:23 +1000
  • Elena Martinez
    signed 2019-04-15 15:39:20 +1000
  • Geraldine Gillen
    signed 2019-04-15 14:32:00 +1000
    I prefer to do activism online or contact by email. I do not want any newsletters through the mail, it is a waste of money to any campaign you have.
  • Rae Quigley
    signed 2019-04-15 13:04:11 +1000
  • Justin and Anne Morahan
    signed 2019-04-15 03:57:19 +1000
  • Lurdes Pires Pereira
    signed 2019-04-15 00:33:16 +1000
  • Milton Allen
    signed 2019-04-14 23:59:29 +1000
  • Ronald Hall
    signed 2019-04-14 23:22:23 +1000
  • Ian Tuit
    signed 2019-04-14 21:39:53 +1000
  • Peter Zevenbergen
    signed 2019-04-14 21:39:11 +1000
    Australia can make a difference to the future of the Papuan People.

    Unfortunately they made the wrong decisions in early 1961 and we therefore had to hand over the Papuan people into the hands of Indonesia. We knew about the coming problems but the whole world turned their back and now we face a destruction the once promised free state of West Papua. Please assist and lots of thanks Australia.
  • Natalie Moran
    signed 2019-04-14 21:10:35 +1000
  • Gabriel Jonsson
    signed 2019-04-14 17:43:02 +1000
  • Neil Quinlan
    signed 2019-04-14 15:55:20 +1000
  • Carolyn Brooks
    signed 2019-04-14 15:50:57 +1000
  • Cynthia Lawson
    signed 2019-04-14 14:52:56 +1000
  • Sean O’Reilly
    signed 2019-04-14 14:50:06 +1000
  • A'ida Aman
    @AidatunAman tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-14 14:15:50 +1000
    I signed to #MakeWestPapuaSafe. The AFP are training Indonesian Security Forces: police & military. No evaluation, no transparency. Hold @ausfedpol accountable. #HumanRights of #FirstNations people #WestPapua are at stake.#standupforHumanRights #Pasifika https://wagepeaceau-beyondwarau.nationbuilder.com/make_west_papua_safe_petition?recruiter_id=3256
  • A'idatun Aman
    signed 2019-04-14 14:15:38 +1000
  • J Attwood
    signed 2019-04-14 14:15:09 +1000
  • Robert Wiese
    signed 2019-04-14 12:15:15 +1000
  • Grusha Leeman
    signed 2019-04-14 12:00:50 +1000
    Our governments silence and complicity is consent for genocide and is abhorrent.
  • Elisabeth Kirkby
    signed 2019-04-14 10:33:21 +1000