Monday, 30 March 2015

Listen to Benny Wenda's Speech at the Refugee Rights March Rally on Palm Sunday in Brisbane 29 March 2015

Thursday, 26 March 2015

It is in Australia’s Best Interests to have a Free West Papua


The Australian Government supports Indonesia with over $600M[1] pa because it thinks that it is in its ‘national interest’ to do so.  Part of this support for Indonesia is that Australia has signed the Lombok Treaty[2] in which Australia officially recognises Indonesian sovereignty over the West Papua region.

This position by the Australian Government is insanely flawed and it is the purpose of the FWPC – Perth (FWPCP) to prove this to the Australian Government.

It is the conviction of FWPC – Perth that it is in Australia’s best interests to have a Free West Papua

FWPCP’s argument, which will be detailed in the following paragraphs, is as follows:

  • A relationship that requires $600M in aid each year to sustain is fundamentally flawed.
  • It is wrong to make the Australian Defence force train the Indonesian Defence force that is notorious at human rights abuse.
  • Australia and Indonesia have fundamentally different political systems and it is futile for the Australian Government to seek an alliance with a regime that it knows is evil.
  • The Australian Government signed an agreement that condemns West Papua to ongoing human rights abuses without consultation with the West Papuans.
  • The Australian Government is unwittingly sustaining the regime that represents one of its biggest military threats.
  • If Australia is to be exposed through a land invasion it will likely come through West Papua.  Thus it is in Australia’s best interests that West Papua be free of Indonesia.
  • Australia’s trade with Indonesia totals some $15B pa.  However, just one gold mine in West Papua earns about $5B pa for its corrupt Uncle Sam owners. Australia could do just as much business with a Free West Papua and they could do it without compromising their integrity.

Written by Paul Madden:
Director of the Free West Papua Campaign – Perth Australia.
Sunday, 27 April 2014

Monday, 9 March 2015


Today Indonesia has turned West Papua from 

a land of peace into a land of suffering, 

oppression, bloodshed, rape, torture and 

murder. We must end the Indonesian 

occupation of West Papua. We must stop

the genocide of the West Papuan people.

March 7, 2015

Friday, 6 March 2015


  An urgent protest is being held outside the Indonesian Consulate 

All Are Welcome

Saturday, 7th March 2015, 10am - 12pm. 

Venue: 134 Adelaide Tce, East Perth, WA.

The time for action is now!  

We call on the Indonesian government to urgently:

§  Free all political prisoners
§  Allow international media and human rights groups’ free access to the region and to bring an end to the human right abuses & atrocities in West Papua
§  Conduct a free referendum in order for the West Papuan people to gain their right to self determination
Guest speakers:  
  • Paul Madden (leader of FWP Campaign Perth)  
  • Alpheus Meage (West Papuan with political refugee status)  
  • Rangi Toki (Organiser)

All media enquiries:  Paul Madden
Phone: 0408 202 468