Petition to Australian Federation of Travel Agents Limited (AFTA)
Urge the AFTA to recommend tourist destinations other than Bali/Indonesia
We the undersigned urge the Australian Federation of Travel Agents Limited (AFTA) to have its member businesses recommend alternate destinations to customers wishing to travel to Bali and other areas of Indonesia until the government in Java repeals the so-called "Act of Free Choice". The assemblies conducted in West Papua between July and August 1969 were a sham and were largely conducted under duress. The government of Indonesia is conducting a state-sponsored genocide and environmental displacement against the local Melanesian populace of West Papua, as they did in Timor. The government of Indonesia has repeatedly denied access to foreign observers. We believe that the financial pressure exerted by a reduction in tourist travel to the region may help incentivise the Government of Indonesia to reconsider their illegal occupation of a sovereign nation.