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Greens condemn mixed messages on West Papua

Christine Milne 7 Sep 2012

The Australian Greens have today questioned the mixed messages the Australian Government is sending Indonesia about human rights in West Papua.
 
“The Australian Government needs to take a consistent stance in defence of human rights in our region, not just pay them lip service,” said Australian Greens Leader and Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Senator Christine Milne.
 

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Carr must do more on West Papua: Greens

Christine Milne 28 Aug 2012

The Australian Greens call on the Government to urge Indonesia to put an end to the violence in West Papua, and commend journalists from the ABC’s 7.30 program who entered the region undercover recently. Their work shines a spotlight on the ongoing abuses of human and democratic rights that are occurring in West Papua, only some 200km to the north of Australia.

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West Papua

Senator DI NATALE

Mr President, my question is to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Bob Carr. Minister, last week you met with your counterpart from Indonesia.

Honourable senators interjecting—

The PRESIDENT

Order!

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Australia must act on violence in West Papua: Greens

Richard Di Natale 15 Jun 2012

Australian Greens spokesperson for West Papua, Senator Richard Di Natale, called on the Government to urge Indonesia to put an end to the violence in West Papua.
 
“We are very concerned by reports of escalating violence in West Papua over the past two weeks,” said Senator Di Natale.
 
“The Greens are deeply saddened to hear of the killing of Papuan leader, Mako Tabuni, by Indonesian police yesterday. The Greens extend their condolences to Mako Tabuni’s family and solidarity to the people of West Papua whose human and democratic rights continue to be violated.

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Australia must act after more conflict in West Papua: Greens

Richard Di Natale 16 Dec 2011

Greens’ spokesperson for West Papua, Senator Richard Di Natale, has called for urgent action in response to reports of conflict, deaths and displacement in the Paniai region of West Papua.

“Australia can no longer stand silent while West Papua burns,” said Senator Di Natale.

“There are reports of villages being raided and razed by Indonesian forces, which may have been trained and armed by Australia.

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Reports of villages razed, homes torched in West Papua

Richard Di Natale 14 Dec 2011

Senator Richard Di Natale, Greens spokesperson for West Papua, has expressed his concern at reports of the razing of villages and forced evacuations in the Paniai region of West Papua yesterday during a campaign by Indonesian security forces against local members of the Free Papua National Liberation Army.

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Australian government must show leadership on West Papua: Greens

Richard Di Natale 1 Dec 2011

Greens spokesperson for West Papua, Senator Richard Di Natale, has called on the Australian government to show leadership on the issue of West Papua by calling for restraint from the Indonesian military and police today.

“Today is a very important day for the West Papuan people. It marks the 50th anniversary of the first raising of the Morning Star flag and is celebrated as an unofficial day of Papuan independence,” said Senator Di Natale.

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