West Papua

The Greens believe that the indigenous people of West Papua should have the opportunity to democratically decide their own future, in accordance with international standards of human rights and the principles of international law.

Greens spokesperson for West Papua, Senator Richard Di Natale, has called on the Australian government to show leadership on the issue of West Papua. There are ongoing concerns about escalating conflict and the oppression of Papuans by the Indonesian military, partly trained and armed by Australia. The Greens have called for Australia to suspend military ties with Indonesia, so long as such violence and human rights abuses continue.

The West Papua region remains very difficult for journalists and human rights monitoring organisations to access. The Greens have also called for open access to journalists and human rights monitors.

Greens support West Papua

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Christine Milne, Benny Wenda and Jennifer Robinson
Christine Milne meets with Benny Wenda and Jennifer Robinson
Richard Di Natale and Benny Wenda
Senator Richard Di Natale hosts IPWP Aus-Pac Launch
Ralph Regenvanu MP (Vanuatu) addresses the meeting
Senator Richard Di Natale hosts IPWP Aus-Pac Launch
Senator Richard Di Natale hosts IPWP Aus-Pac Launch
Ralph Regenvanu MP (Vanuatu), Senator Penny Wright and Senator Larissa Waters
Senator Richard Di Natale hosts IPWP Aus-Pac Launch

Latest on West Papua

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Greens join international calls for West Papuan self-determination

03 May 2016

The Australian Greens are joining parliamentarians around the world in advocating for the right of the West Papuan people to determine their own political future.

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Di Natale welcomes change of heart on West Papua and announces visit

10 Oct 2013

Australian Greens spokesperson for West Papua, Senator Richard Di Natale, today welcomed the comments by the Governor of Papua Lukas Enembe that West Papua is now open to journalists and human rights monitors and has announced that he will visit the province.

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Bishop must explain conflicting reports of West Papua incident: Greens

08 Oct 2013

Australian Greens spokesperson for West Papua, Senator Richard Di Natale, today has written to the Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to request a full account of the events relating to three West Papuans entering the Australian Consulate in Bali over the weekend.

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Papuans “had a gun to their heads”: Greens

07 Oct 2013

Australian Greens Senator, Richard Di Natale, today called on Trade Minister Andrew Robb to explain misleading remarks about West Papuans who visited the Australian consulate in Bali over the weekend to raise awareness of human rights issues in West Papua.

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Government must grant sanctuary to West Papuans: Greens

06 Oct 2013

Australian Greens Senator, Dr Richard Di Natale, today called for the Australian Government to immediately offer sanctuary to three West Papuans.

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