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UN Special Committe on Decolonization in West Papua

Friday, 23 May 2014, 3:06 pm | Australia West Papua Association

The Special Committee on Decolonization will hold its Pacific Regional Seminar in Nadi, Fiji, from 21 to 23 May 2014. More >>

Summary of events in West Papua for April

Sunday, 4 May 2014, 10:03 am | Australia West Papua Association

There were a number of armed clashes and shooting incidents in West Papua during April. On the 5 April there was a clash between the security forces and approximately 40 civilians on the West Papuan - PNG border in the Wutung area. The border crossing ... More >>

"Lest we forget" - West Papua

Friday, 25 April 2014, 3:03 pm | Australia West Papua Association

As Australians and New Zealanders remember those who fought and lost their lives for their country, it is hoped that people will also give a thought to those Indigenous people who died in Australia's frontier wars and remember those who are still not ... More >>

Summary of events in West Papua for March 2014

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 3:15 pm | Australia West Papua Association

The 2nd April was an International day of action to free West Papuan political prisoners. At a rally organized by TAPOL, Survival International and Amnesty International outside the Indonesian Embassy in London, at least 100 protesters called for the immediate ... More >>

Summary of events in West Papua for March

Monday, 7 April 2014, 11:59 am | Australia West Papua Association

Summary of events in West Papua for March The 2nd April was an International day of action to free West Papuan political prisoners. At a rally organized by TAPOL, Survival International and Amnesty International outside the Indonesian Embassy in ... More >>

Indonesian Police Chief condemns West Papua flag-raising

Friday, 29 November 2013, 3:57 pm | Australia West Papua Association

“The Bintang Kejora flag raising ceremony on Dec. 1 is forbidden nd those involved will be dealt with seriously,” said National Police chief Gen. Sutarman who is visiting West Papua this week. More >>

West Papuan National Flag Day: 1st December

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 4:57 pm | Australia West Papua Association

The 1st of December is West Papuan National Day or National flag day. Fifty two years ago on the December 1, 1961, in the then Dutch colony of West New Guinea, the West Papuan national flag, called the Morning Star, was flown for the first time officially ... More >>

Articles on the West Papuan struggle

Tuesday, 5 November 2013, 10:41 am | Australia West Papua Association

West Papuan independence leader Mr. Benny Wenda is presently in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Throughout the month of November (2013) Mr. Wenda, other PNG-based advocates for West Papuan independence and concerned Papua New Guineans will initiate a series ... More >>

Summary of events in West Papua for October 2013

Monday, 4 November 2013, 12:05 pm | Australia West Papua Association

A lot of media coverage in relation to West Papua in the past month particularly around the three West Papuans who occupied the Australian consulate in Bali and Tony Abbot’s visit to Indonesia. More >>

Indonesian forces break up peaceful rallies in West Papua

Monday, 21 October 2013, 11:46 am | Australia West Papua Association

A heavy security presence disrupted peaceful rallies across West Papua which had been called to commemorate the anniversary of the 3rd Papuan people's congress. More >>

Police ban another rally in West Papua

Monday, 21 October 2013, 11:40 am | Australia West Papua Association

The Police have banned another rally called by the KNPB and NFRPB for today, 19 October. The rally is to commemorate the 3rd Papuan People’s Congress which was held in Oct 2011. The 3rd Papuan People's Congress was held between the 17 and 19 October. More >>

Police ban another rally in West Papua

Saturday, 19 October 2013, 1:44 pm | Australia West Papua Association

The Police have banned another rally called by the KNPB and NFRPB for today, 19 October. The rally is to commemorate the 3rd Papuan People’s Congress which was held in Oct 2011. The 3rd Papuan People's Congress was held between the 17 and 19 October. ... More >>

Confirmed-West Papuan students forced out of consulate

Monday, 7 October 2013, 5:52 pm | Australia West Papua Association

In light of the latest report on the ABC which confirms that the West Papuan students were definitely forced out of the consulate, AWPA has sent an email to the Australian Consulate in Bali urging the Consul- General to contact the Indonesian authorities ... More >>

Rallies Will Go Ahead Although Banned By Police

Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 12:37 pm | Australia West Papua Association

Although the rallies called by the KNPB for the 16 September have been banned by the police, the rallies will go ahead as planned. Joe Collins of AWPA said "there is always concern for peaceful protestors taking part in rallies in West Papua as ... More >>

Police Ban West Papuan Cultural Parade

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 2:42 pm | Australia West Papua Association

A number of peaceful protests and cultural parades, planned to protest the signing of the New York Agreement on the 15 August 1962 have been banned by the police in West Papua. The peaceful protests co-ordinated by the KNPB are to take place throughout ... More >>

Will West Papua Be the Elephant In the Room Again

Friday, 5 July 2013, 2:30 pm | Australia West Papua Association

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Is Visiting Indonesia for the Third Indonesia-Australia Leaders' Meeting, From 4 to 5 July More >>

15 Years After Biak Massacre, West Papua Oppression Continue

Friday, 5 July 2013, 2:03 pm | Australia West Papua Association

Saturday the 6 July marks 15 years since the Indonesian security forces massacred scores of people in Biak , West Papua. The victims, included women and children who had gathered for a peaceful rally. They were killed at the base of a water tower ... More >>

MSG and West Papua

Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 11:49 am | Australia West Papua Association

It was disappointing that the issue of membership for West Papua at the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) was deferred. However, a number of decisions by the leaders of the MSG are to be welcomed. More >>

West Papua May 2013 Update - Australia West Papua Assoc.

Monday, 3 June 2013, 10:31 am | Australia West Papua Association

The security forces cracked down on another rally on the 13 May. The rally had been called to protest the attack by the security forces on peaceful demonstrators on the 1 May which resulted in the killing of three people and the arrest of up to 20. More >>

AWPA: Indonesian President Must Release Those Arrested

Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 2:45 pm | Australia West Papua Association

AWPA Has Written to the Indonesian President Calling For the Release of Those Arrested On the 13 May More >>

   

 

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