Senate debates

Monday, 2 December 2019

Motions

West Papua

3:50 pm

Photo of Richard Di NataleRichard Di Natale (Victoria, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

Again the Senate is denying the people of Australia an opportunity to hear about the atrocious human rights abuses that are being perpetrated in West Papua. Yesterday, 1 December, was West Papuan flag day. If you're in West Papua, you can't actually raise the Morning Star flag without risking prison. Since August, we've seen an unprecedented crackdown in West Papua, with more than 50 people killed and 22 charged with treason. These people aren't criminals; they're prisoners of conscience. In West Papua, if you were to fly the Morning Star flag—this is the Morning Star flag—

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