Australia must take action against Brunei


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

Shane Wilksch
Susan Wallace
Niels Van Amsterdam
Matt Brodie
Minette Paint
Aaron Cosier
Marianne Vine
Bree Hargreaves
Carolyn Symonds
Rosalind Spencer
Matt McLeod
Nicholas Miskinis
Ebony Ambler
Max Le Marchand
Amanda Buffa
Shona Minns
David Gray
Felicity Aimee
Joshua Kellyy
David Livingstone
Gary Hardman
Jess Neave
Leica Wagner
Stephanie Wright
Charlie Burton
Mandy Vicsai
Stuart MacLeod
Lara Brandellero
Lee=Gwen Booth
307 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Shane Wilksch
    signed 2019-04-17 12:29:20 +1000
  • Susan Wallace
    signed 2019-04-17 10:31:41 +1000
  • Niels Van Amsterdam
    signed 2019-04-17 05:21:28 +1000
  • Matt Brodie
    signed 2019-04-16 20:07:02 +1000
  • Minette Paint
    signed 2019-04-16 17:48:41 +1000
  • Aaron Cosier
    signed 2019-04-16 17:28:52 +1000
  • Marianne Vine
    signed 2019-04-16 17:05:10 +1000
  • Bree Hargreaves
    signed 2019-04-16 16:22:52 +1000
  • Carolyn Symonds
    signed 2019-04-16 16:15:24 +1000
  • Rosalind Spencer
    signed 2019-04-16 15:49:24 +1000
  • Matt McLeod
    signed 2019-04-16 11:56:52 +1000
  • Nicholas Miskinis
    signed 2019-04-16 11:10:21 +1000
  • Ebony Ambler
    signed 2019-04-16 11:05:24 +1000
  • Max Le Marchand
    signed 2019-04-16 10:55:20 +1000
  • Amanda Buffa
    signed 2019-04-16 10:42:08 +1000
  • Shona Minns
    signed 2019-04-16 10:33:03 +1000
  • David Gray
    signed 2019-04-16 10:00:06 +1000
  • Felicity Aimee
    signed 2019-04-16 09:48:48 +1000
  • Joshua Kellyy
    signed 2019-04-16 08:57:14 +1000
  • David
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  • David Livingstone
    signed 2019-04-16 08:05:42 +1000
  • Gary Hardman
    signed 2019-04-16 01:27:03 +1000
  • Jess Neave
    signed 2019-04-16 00:08:44 +1000
  • Leica Wagner
    signed 2019-04-15 23:23:59 +1000
  • Stephanie Wright
    signed 2019-04-15 22:21:42 +1000
  • Charlie Burton
    signed 2019-04-15 22:12:00 +1000
  • Mandy Vicsai
    signed 2019-04-15 22:00:32 +1000
  • Stuart MacLeod
    signed 2019-04-15 21:53:37 +1000
  • Lara Brandellero
    signed 2019-04-15 20:17:56 +1000
  • Lee=Gwen Booth
    signed 2019-04-15 19:57:00 +1000

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