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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  • John Ingram
    signed 2019-12-07 09:10:57 +1100
  • Anne Shay
    signed 2019-12-07 09:03:15 +1100
    Anne Shay
  • John Davison-Mowle
    signed 2019-12-07 08:40:07 +1100
  • Ian Pitt
    signed 2019-12-07 05:49:51 +1100
  • Roger Hughes
    signed 2019-12-07 03:08:45 +1100
  • William Snavely
    signed 2019-12-07 00:43:02 +1100
  • Michael Clarke
    signed 2019-12-06 23:22:22 +1100
    Michael Clarke
  • Jenny Forster
    signed 2019-12-06 23:20:10 +1100
    Free West Papua
  • Helena Grunfeld
    signed 2019-12-06 23:00:33 +1100
  • Tom Marwick
    signed 2019-12-06 22:29:31 +1100
    defend the defenceless
  • Albert White
    signed 2019-12-06 22:24:09 +1100
    Out of sight, out of mind, so convenient to ignore the rights of fellow human beings. Profits are more important than people and exploitation is the name of the game. So what if land and marine resources are contaminated so subsistence is no longer possible off the land, corporations, facilitated by state forces suppress, often kill, the locals, and escape with impunity!
  • Gabriel Jonsson
    signed 2019-12-06 22:20:26 +1100
    Gabriel Jonsson
  • Nicola Coles
    signed 2019-12-06 21:04:20 +1100
    It is shameful that we turn a blind eye to the situation in West Papua, and even help train and arm the military who do this dirty work. It is a similar situation to that in East Timor where we helped to free the people from Indonesian occupation and brutality after many years of denial. This must not go on.
  • Lorel Thomas
    signed 2019-12-06 21:00:54 +1100
    It is past time for the people of West Papua to receive justice and feel free from oppression. There must be no more killing with impunity.
  • Richard Nielsen
    signed 2019-12-06 20:31:49 +1100
  • Jo Hobson
    signed 2019-12-06 20:05:04 +1100
  • Harold Wilkinson
    signed 2019-12-06 20:01:36 +1100
    Harold Wilkinson
  • Glenys Davies
    signed 2019-12-06 19:25:55 +1100
  • Peter Limb
    signed 2019-12-06 19:05:19 +1100
  • Rosemary Mattingley
    signed 2019-12-06 18:42:14 +1100
  • Patrick Mooney
    signed 2019-12-03 11:01:15 +1100
    Patrick Mooney We must stop supporting Terror.
  • piter warumgi
    signed 2019-12-03 01:45:36 +1100
  • Owen Ellemor
    signed 2019-12-02 22:11:07 +1100
  • Gia Sucur
    signed 2019-12-02 11:18:24 +1100
  • Rudi Kogoya
    signed 2019-12-02 01:02:44 +1100
    Hopefully my sound could be heard by the AUS Government as a father for Pasific countries.
  • Matt Bienstock
    signed 2019-12-01 21:44:56 +1100
  • Wilf Flint
    signed 2019-12-01 21:18:53 +1100
    I’m currently travelling around Australia, spreading WP news. Well bluddy done with the website! My guess is that the Indo’s will take until end of summer (29 Feb 2020) to make a dent on website integrity. Good cheer Yason!
  • Nathan Dick
    signed 2019-12-01 21:12:03 +1100
  • Olivia Edwards
    signed 2019-12-01 20:21:12 +1100
  • Michael Cavanagh
    signed 2019-12-01 20:17:22 +1100
    Michael Cavanagh