Name: Australian Parliament removes photos of human rights abuses

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Australia

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion


Artist: Various

Confronting Bodies: Australian Ministers of Parliament, Speakers of the House and President of the Senate

Date of Action: March 1997

Specific Location: Australia

Description of Artwork: Photographs showing human rights abuses in East Timor by Indonesian forces, some included images of the 1991 Dili Massacre.

Description of Incident: Approval was given for this exhibit to be displayed in the foyer of the Australian House of Parliament. During its installation in March of 1997, some members of the Australian Parliament ordered the photograph's removal.

Results of Incident: The photographs were removed from the exhibit.

Source: Index on Censorship, 3/97

Submitted By: NCAC

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