Australia must take action against Brunei

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Brunei has finalised laws that will see gay people imprisoned, tortured and, potentially, stoned to death. In the strongest terms Australia must work harder than it ever has to protect the human rights of LGBTIQ citizens in our region. Other conservative nations are watching and, if Australia and other western nations do not activate now, which country will be next to begin murdering us?

To: Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten

What do we want?

1. Continued strong, public condemnation from Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten of Brunei’s new penal code, which includes death by stoning for homosexuality, adultery, blasphemy and apostasy.

2. Withdrawal of Australia’s High Commissioner to Brunei.

3. Expulsion of Brunei’s High Commissioner to Australia.

4. A ban on Royal Brunei Airlines from Australian airspace.

5. A moratorium on Australian Government use of commercial services owned by the Brunei Government or any of its business and agencies, including accommodation venues, conference facilities, restaurant and catering outlets, professional services, transport and any other commercial operations.

6. A declaration that Brunei is in breach of the Commonwealth of Nations charter, and the Commonwealth’s Harare Declaration, and that Brunei’s membership of the Commonwealth must be suspended.

Why do we want it?

A human rights emergency is developing on Australia’s doorstep. Not only do Brunei’s new laws represent a dire threat to Bruneians, they set a dangerous new precedent in neighbouring South-East Asia.

Australia, more than most countries, had the power to do something about it.

Australia was one of the first nations in the world to establish diplomatic relations with Brunei. The two nations have traditionally enjoyed a warm relationship with strong ties in defence, security, education and trade.

Both nations are in the same region of the world, both are full members of the Commonwealth, and both are parties to the ASEAN-Australian-New Zealand Free Trade agreement, among other treaties and agreements.

Australia is therefore in a unique position to influence Brunei and address the worrying new developments in South-East Asia.

Who's signing

Neil Anderson
Anne Simmat
Simon Clements
Michael Myers
David Broughton
Susan Huybensz
Yvonne Patterson
Martin Richardson
Dean Crozier
Darren Agar
Steven Dineen
Fletcher Thomas
Steve Turner
Artemide Almeria Baraldi
Kieren Noonan
shae mclean
Phillipa Turner
Rob McCredie
Shaun Favell
Jon Singleton
Harriet Sheppard
Max Fleming
Jeffrey Franklin
Adam V
Damcoles Ong
Jake Munro
Timarra Wall
Matt DeLeon
Geoff Harrison
307 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Neil Anderson
    signed 2019-04-26 15:56:55 +1000
  • Anne Simmat
    signed 2019-04-25 11:55:38 +1000
  • Simon Clements
    signed 2019-04-25 10:43:38 +1000
  • Michael Myers
    signed 2019-04-25 09:07:47 +1000
  • David Broughton
    signed 2019-04-25 06:48:39 +1000
  • Susan Huybensz
    signed 2019-04-25 01:52:20 +1000
  • Yvonne Patterson
    signed 2019-04-25 01:02:30 +1000
  • Martin Richardson
    signed 2019-04-24 20:31:43 +1000
  • Dean Crozier
    signed 2019-04-24 19:58:38 +1000
  • Darren Agar
    signed 2019-04-24 18:35:22 +1000
  • Steven Dineen
    signed 2019-04-24 18:22:49 +1000
  • Fletcher Thomas
    signed 2019-04-24 18:00:38 +1000
  • Steve Turner
    signed 2019-04-24 18:00:17 +1000
  • Artemide Almeria Baraldi
    signed 2019-04-24 17:35:16 +1000
  • Kieren Noonan
    signed 2019-04-24 16:43:40 +1000
  • shaemclean
    @2shaemclean tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-24 16:37:48 +1000
    Sign the petition: Australia must take action against Brunei https://www.equal.org.au/?recruiter_id=96488
  • shae mclean
    signed 2019-04-24 16:37:18 +1000
  • Phillipa Turner
    signed 2019-04-24 16:31:35 +1000
  • Rob McCredie
    signed 2019-04-24 15:23:20 +1000
  • Shaun Favell
    signed 2019-04-24 15:11:15 +1000
  • Jon Singleton
    signed 2019-04-24 15:04:15 +1000
  • Harriet Sheppard
    signed 2019-04-24 15:03:48 +1000
  • Max Fleming
    signed 2019-04-24 14:40:13 +1000
  • Jeffrey Franklin
    signed 2019-04-24 14:26:09 +1000
  • Adam V
    signed 2019-04-24 14:11:35 +1000
  • Damcoles Ong
    signed 2019-04-24 14:05:56 +1000
  • Jake Munro
    signed 2019-04-24 14:04:40 +1000
  • Timarra Wall
    signed 2019-04-24 13:51:24 +1000
  • Matt DeLeon
    signed 2019-04-24 13:42:32 +1000
  • Geoff Harrison
    signed 2019-04-24 13:22:10 +1000

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