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Pitfalls of Papua: understanding the conflict and its place in Australia-Indonesia relations

10 Oct 2006
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Dr Rodd McGibbon calls on the Australian government to engage more actively in the public debate in Australia over the Papua conflict. This debate so far has been dominated by local supporters of West Papuan self-determination who seriously undersell the importance for Australian security interests of strong, stable relations with Indonesia. By examining the history of Papua's incomplete integration into Indonesia and its role in Australia-Indonesia relations, this paper critically evaluates the claims of the West Papua constituency in Australia and provides new ways to support the development of Papua and of stronger Australia-Indonesia relations.

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2006
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