Joe Collins is the leader of the Australian West Papua Association (Sydney)(AWPA)
and was, along with AWPA’s secretary Anne Noonan, awarded the 2012 John Rumbiak
Human Rights Defender Award. AWPA’s role is to lobby and inform the Australian Government and the International
Community and in particular regional organisations such as the Pacific Islands Forum
and the Melanesian Spearhead Group to raise concerns about the human rights situation in West Papua.
Click here to read more about the John Rumbiak Human Rights Defender Award:
Photo: AWPA (Sydney)
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