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SWARM: Australian arms dealers profit from West Papuan suffering

Numerous companies in Australia make their money through the production and sales of security and defense technology. In other words, making weapons. Activists dedicated to exposing the role of Australian-made weapons have found some are being used to commit human rights abuses in West Papua. Maya Pilbrow reports.

Story by Maya Pilbrow

Producer/reporter: Maya Pilbrow

Supervising Producer: Danni Stewart


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