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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  • Sarah Buckley
    signed 2019-04-13 12:51:16 +1000
  • Robin Rothfield
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  • Margaret Gleeson
    signed 2019-04-13 12:19:45 +1000
  • Peri Coleman
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  • Jo Vandermark
    signed 2019-04-13 11:52:32 +1000
  • Felicity Aldrich
    signed 2019-04-13 11:42:30 +1000
    The war and violations by the Indonesian Government and the TNI against the indigenous population of West Papua have been going on for many, many years. The AFP need to stop aiding and abetting Indonesia in their ‘conquest’ of West Papua. The human rights of the indigenous population need to be upheld.
  • Martha Morrison
    signed 2019-04-13 11:41:15 +1000
    Those in West Papua have suffered enough. Give them dignity and let them return home.
  • Annie Costin
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  • Michael Warner
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  • Marie Ryan
    signed 2019-04-13 09:06:03 +1000
  • David Tehr
    signed 2019-04-13 08:48:17 +1000
    I think it particularly important that we “Initiate an independent audit of the effectiveness and human rights risks associated with all programs involving Indonesian police and military receiving Australian Government funding”. Indonesia and West Papua are close neighbours. It is good policy to love our neighbours as we would love ourselves (Mark 12:31)
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