Further Action

What you can do: Write to the Minister for Defence and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Parliament House, Canberra, ACT 2600, asking to stop all arms sales to Indonesia, to stop the training of Indonesian troops, especially special force troops and to halt the combined military exercises until the Indonesian governrnent shows a commitment to Human Rights.

Write to: the United Nations Centre for Human Rights, Palais des Nations, CH-1211, Geneva 10, Switzerland, asking that they send both the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and the Special Rapporteur on Torture to conduct investigations into the human rights situation in Irian Jaya.

Write to: the Australian Foreign Minister and Prime Minister and demand that the issue of West Papua be put on the agenda of the South Pacific Forum.

Write to: the South Pacific Forum and demand that the issue of West Papua be brought to the Decolonisation Commission of the United Nations before the General Assembly.

Write to: the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade of the Federal Parliament and urge them to send a fact finding mission to West Papua to monitor the situation. Contact
The Chair
Parliament House
Canberra 2600

Write to: the PNG Prime Minister, Sir Julius Chan, asking him to act on the issue of the status of the West Papuan refugees, their right to residency, freedom of movement and opportunities for further education and employment. Also write to the Australian Foreign Minister asking him to take up the matter with the PNG government.

You can assist with the establishment of an indigenous non-government organisation being set up in West Papua, YALI-IrJa, (Yayasan Lingkungan Hidup Irian Jaya - The Irian Jaya Environment Foundation). Funds are urgently needed to purchase basic equipment such as a computer, modem and fax. Further information can be obtained direct from Ms Kate Iwi, c/- Down to Earth, 5 Meadway, London, NW11 7JR, UK, or the Australia West Papua Association, Sydney, PO Box 65, Millers Point NSW 2000.

Join or establish a West Pagua support group in your area. These local groups can assist with up to date information about the issues dealt with in this kit. (See details on groups and contacts.) Other groups which can be contacted for further information are listed on the following pages.
For further information about refugees:

Australia West Papua Association,
Sydney PO Box 65, Millers Point, NSW 2000

Australia-West Papua Association
PO Box 1148
Collingwood Vic 3066
Tel: 03 387 2095 (ah)

Bernard Boyer, Liason Officer
UNHCR PO Box 631, Port Moresby, PNG
Tel: (675)212 033
Fax: (675) 214 984

For more information about Human Rights:

Australia West Papua Association (Sydney or Melbourne)

Tapol (The British Campaign for the Defence of Human Rights and Political Prisoners in Indonesia)
1 1 1 Northwood Road,
Thornton Heath
Surrey CR48HW, UK

ICRAF Powes Parkop
PO Box 155
University of Papua New Guinea
Tel: 326 2469
Fax: 826 2385

Inside Indonesia
PO Box 190, Northcote 3070 Victoria

ACFOA Human Rights Office
124 Napier St., Fitzroy, 3065
Tel: (03) 417 7505
Fax: (03) 416 2746

Tasmanian West Papua Association
22 Cambridge Road Bellerive 7018,
Tasmania Australia
Tel: 002 44 5713

For further information about health:
AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development)
Indonesia Section
GPO Box 887
Canberra ACT 2601
Tel: 06 276 4000

World Vision Australia
GPO Box 899C
Melbourne 3001 Victoria

International Women's Development Agency
PO Box 1680
Collingwood 3066 Victoria

For further information about the environment and deforestation:

Australia West Papua Association, (Sydney or Melbourne)

Down To Earth International Campaign for Ecological Justice in Indonesia
PO Box 213
London SE5 7LU, UK

You can support the indigenous environment NGOs working in West Papua, such as: YPMD (The Irian Jaya Rural Community Development Foundation).
YPMD, PO Box 1114, Jayapura,
Tel: (0967) 81071, 81776
Fax: (0967) 81488

WALHI (The Indonesian Forum for the Environment)
J1. Penjernihan I/15
Jakarta 10210

For further information about mining:

Australia West Papua Association (Sydney or Melbourne)

Mine Watch, 218 Liverpool Road,
London, N1 1LE
Fax: + 44 71-700 6189

Down to Earth
PO Box 218,
London SE5 7LU, UK

For further information about Transmigration:

Australia West Papua Association (Sydney or Melbourne)

Survival International
11-15 Emerald Street
London WC1N3QL, UK

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