In 2016 AWPA SA will be holding a Public Meeting with Guest Speaker Benny Wenda.
Benny is a West Papuan independence leader , who fled his homeland after escaping from prison in Jayapura , the Capital of West Papua . He has settled in Oxford , England where he fights for West Papuan self determination. He is a leader of the Free West Papua Campaign and has been instrumental in organising the International Parliamentarians for West Papua. He is also one of the five leaders of the United Liberation Movement of West Papua ULMWP that was chosen by West Papua organisations both inside West Papua and outside the country at a historic meeting in Vanuatu in December 2014.
He tours the world speaking about the struggle for West Papuan human right and self determination. At one time, Indonesia had him placed on an Interpol wanted for murder as a terrorist. He successfully had this travel restriction removed.
When his travel dates for his Australia tour this year are clearer we will set a date for this event.
Another Event waiting a firmer date is a Nation Conference in Sydney scheduled for July at the University of Sydney on the topic of Climate Change.
West Papua has suffered badly from deforestation, illegal logging and the growth of agribusiness. The program will have many overseas experts proving information.