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Resolution Adopted On Papua

Published: Thu 8 Dec 2011 12:54 PM
Australian Labor Party National Conference, Sydney, 2011
This Labor Conference
1. Expresses its continuing concern over violent incidents in the Papuan provinces;
2. Welcomes the Indonesian President’s announcement of 9 November 2011 that his government is willing to conduct a dialogue with Papuan Leaders;
3. Calls on the Australian Government to monitor closely the situation in the Papuan provinces including progress on the President’s dialogue process, and for the Australia Embassy to maintain its program of periodic visits;
4. Supports increased access to the Papuan provinces by the media and human rights organizations;
5. Calls for those responsible for human rights violations and for the killings and violence to be tried;
6. Calls for the release of any person arrested solely for the peaceful expression of their political views; and
7. Asks for an independent progress report on the situation in the Papuan provinces to be provided to the next Federal Conference.
ENDS

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