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Australia Supports Indonesian Sovereignty over Papua

Australia Supports Indonesian Sovereignty over Papua

The Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Gary Quinlan stated that his country remained consistent in supporting Indonesia's national and territorial integrity, including in Papua. The two countries are now entering their 70th year of diplomatic relations on the 27th of December. Quinlan conveyed this to a number of journalists after opening an exhibition of the history of RI-Australia relations entitled "Two Nations: a Friendship is Born" at the National Museum, Jakarta, Wednesday (13/11).
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"Yes," Quinlan said when asked about the consistency of Australian support for Indonesia's sovereignty and territorial integrity. "That applies to the entire archipelago region of Indonesia, including Papua," continued the ambassador. That support, Quinlan said, included the latest expressed by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison when meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on the sidelines of the ASEAN + Summit in Bangkok in early November 2019.
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"That is a serious commitment. We feel that Australian support is important for stability in Indonesia and the region where we live together, "Quinlan said. The commitment came when a number of members of the Australian Parliament reportedly voiced concern over alleged human rights violations in Papua during the latest period of tension and conflict in mid-2019.
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"Australia was the main supporter of Indonesia when it was still struggling for independence after 1945," Ambassador Gary Quinlan said. That includes helping in negotiating with the international community and the United Nations, until it was formally recognized by the world in 1949. "We are always with you, supporting the right of self-determination for the Indonesian people for their future," he said.
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Australia's support is not only moving at the political level, but also reaching the level of the local community in the land of Kangaroos. Quinlan exemplified the Black Armada or the Armada Black 1945-1949 protest movement, when Indonesian sailors in Australia, especially in Sydney, staged a strike. They refused to deliver cargo (including weapons) owned by the Dutch who wanted to supply their troops to re-colonize Indonesia after the proclamation. The strike was known in historiography as the 'Black Ban (s)' phenomenon.
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"The Australian Trade Union then supported the Black Ban by the ships," Quinlan said, adding that since then, the majority of ports in Australia have applied Black Ban to the Netherlands. There are 34 trade unions in Australia that support boycotts, including four which are foreign trade unions in Australia. And the 12 countries that followed in his footsteps then quoted Rupert Lockwood, the historian of the book 'Black Armada: Australia and the Struggle for Indonesian Independence'.

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