New Matilda: Australia ‘Blind And Deaf’ On Papua

The Coalition’s tough rhetoric on West Papua is quickly making Australia irrelevant. The Indonesians don’t trust us, the West Papuans resent us, and support grows at home, writes Jason MacLeod

The Australian government is becoming irrelevant when it comes to foreign policy on West Papua.

Despite Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s speech insisting that his government will do all they can to prevent West Papuans and their supporters “grandstanding” in support of West Papua, senior Indonesian officials don’t trust the Australian Government, with good reason.

 Read the story from New Matilda

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