Australia, Indonesia, and West Papuan refugees, 1962–2009

Bibliography File Note.

Type
Journal Article

Author
Klaus Neumann

Author
Savitri Taylor

URL
http://ift.tt/2uRCspo

Volume
10

Issue
1

Pages
1-31

Publication
International Relations of the Asia-Pacific

ISSN
1470-482X

Date
2010/01/01

Journal Abbr
Int Relat Asia Pac

DOI
10.1093/irap/lcp012

Library Catalog
academic-oup-com.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au

Abstract
In this paper we examine the Australian government’s response to West Papuan asylum-seekers during the period 1962–2009. We argue that, throughout this period, the Australian government has attempted to appease the sensitivities of its powerful northern neighbour, Indonesia, as far as it can without outraging a domestic public sympathetic to West Papuans or drawing international condemnation by too obviously breaching international law. For the most part, it has done so by trying to avoid accommodating refugees from Indonesia, liaising closely with the Indonesian government in relation to asylum-seekers, and assuring the Indonesian government of its unequivocal support for Indonesian territorial integrity.

Australia, Indonesia, and West Papuan refugees, 1962–2009

Bibliography File Note.

Type
Journal Article

Author
Klaus Neumann

Author
Savitri Taylor

URL
http://ift.tt/2uRCspo

Volume
10

Issue
1

Pages
1-31

Publication
International Relations of the Asia-Pacific

ISSN
1470-482X

Date
2010/01/01

Journal Abbr
Int Relat Asia Pac

DOI
10.1093/irap/lcp012

Library Catalog
academic-oup-com.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au

Abstract
In this paper we examine the Australian government’s response to West Papuan asylum-seekers during the period 1962–2009. We argue that, throughout this period, the Australian government has attempted to appease the sensitivities of its powerful northern neighbour, Indonesia, as far as it can without outraging a domestic public sympathetic to West Papuans or drawing international condemnation by too obviously breaching international law. For the most part, it has done so by trying to avoid accommodating refugees from Indonesia, liaising closely with the Indonesian government in relation to asylum-seekers, and assuring the Indonesian government of its unequivocal support for Indonesian territorial integrity.

Indonesia, Australia hold awareness campaign on smuggling of people

Record of Australian Extraterritorial Migration Controls.

Type
Web Page

URL
http://ift.tt/24PHqJs

Accessed
2016-06-15 02:24:22

Abstract
Seeking to check the smuggling of people to Australia on Indonesian ships, Indonesia and Australia recently held a People Smuggling Awareness Campaign.
“The Awareness Campaign is a soft launch for a Critical Evaluation Analysis of the Indonesian Government`s Policy on Solving People Smuggling …

Smugglers or Trafficked People? Indonesian Fishermen who are Charged with People Smuggling.

Impoverished and vulnerable men from Indonesia are being deceived into becoming people smugglers and exploited for their labor. As such, these men fit the definition of trafficked people under the Trafficking Protocol. However, instead of protecting these men, as obligated to under international law, Australia is prosecuting them under extreme mandatory sentencing laws. Many of these people are in fact children, yet Australia continues to hold them in adult maximum security prisons.

Rather than provide protection and assistance to these victims, Australia has continued to strengthen its border policies. In order to adequately protect these victims, the Smuggling Protocol should be amended to include safeguards to protect those who are deceived or coerced into smuggling, while also providing for adequate protection of their rights.

Continue reading “Smugglers or Trafficked People? Indonesian Fishermen who are Charged with People Smuggling.”