DLP Senator John Madigan and Federal Party Secretary Mark Farrell are renewing their calls for the Australian government to demand complete openness and transparency from the Indonesian Government.
“The DLP has opposed the occupation of West Papua since Indonesian troops first landed decades ago and Senator Madigan has been fighting for the recognition of the people of West Papua since being elected to the Senate,” Mark Farrell said.
“It is clear to me that what Indonesia is imposing in West Papua is not democratic rule but a totalitarian regime over a country it wrongly claims ownership.”
“The Australian government needs to stop turning a blind eye to what will one day be recognised as the genocide happening on our doorstep.”
The Indonesian government currently bans journalists and human rights observers from entering into West Papua.
“If Indonesia is seriously expecting us to believe it is not engaged in the oppression of the West Papuan people then they must allow human rights observers and international journalists in to the country.”