Genevieve Woods

Australia and West Papua: Absent Allies

Why Australia will not be the white knight for West Papua that it was for East Timor. In 1999, after 25 years of occupation and oppression, East Timor achieved independence from Indonesia. The tiny developing nation was able to take a stand against the Indonesian forces with the support of powerful allies like the Philippines, Portugal and, most crucially, Australia. Australia was instrumental... Continue Reading

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