‘West Papua: The Pacific’s Secret Shame’ Final Seminar Programme

Seminar Programme

Friday 1 August

Student Common Room, Level Two, University of Auckland Faculty of Law,

9 Eden Crescent, Auckland 1010

Chair:  Assoc. Prof. Treasa Dunworth


6.30 pm

Drinks and nibbles

7.15 pm

Mihi / waiata – welcome

7.20 pm

Oceania Interrupted

7.30 pm

Keynote speech byVictor Mambor


Saturday 2 August

Stone Lecture Theatre, Level 3, University of Auckland Faculty of Law,

9 Eden Crescent, Auckland 1010

Chair:  Kevin McBride


9.00 am


9.15 am

Paul Bensemann / Victor Mambor – current situation in West Papua

9.45 am

Maire Leadbeater – New Zealand’s long history of betrayal of West Papua; time for redress

10.15 am

Morning tea

10.45 am

Joe Collins – solidarity from Australia

11.00 am

Prof. David Robie – West Papua and the New Zealand media

11.30 am

Paula Makabory  Melbourne-based West Papuan human rights activist  

12.00 pm

Dr.Elizabeth Stanley – East Timor to West Papua – the long line of repression and impunity

12.30 pm


1.15 pm       

Panel – political party foreign affairs spokespersons on their West Papua policies

2.15 pm

Johnny Blades on video: ‘Melanesia and West Papua’

2.40 pm

Outline of four key campaigns (environmental exploitation; ending all military (and police) links with Indonesia; political prisoners; promoting open access/peaceful dialogue and a more proactive role for our government – Maire Leadbeater

2.50 pm

Afternoon tea

3.10 pm

Campaign and activism session (continued)

4.00 pm

Closing waiata

4.10 pm

Screening of the SBS documentary West Papua’s New Dawn?

4.40 pm

Informal discussion     



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