Greens Statement On Curtin University Encampment

Australian Greens

Following powerful student-led collective action, we welcome reports Curtin University has committed to disclosing investments, research, learning and teaching ties with weapons manufacturers, foreign governments and the defence industry.

This is thanks to the incredible commitment of Curtin students who have been camping out on campus for the past 23 days and nights, a powerful and genuine act of solidarity with the people of Gaza.

However, it is disappointing Curtin University leadership has yet to agree to the student’s request to immediately divest and cut ties with all weapons companies like Lockheed Martin, Babcock Australasia and Huntington Ingalls Industries.

These students are on the right side of history. Their rights to peaceful protest must be respected and protected by the university.

The Greens WA are in solidarity with students and staff peacefully protesting, and we look forward to supporting students in their next steps to achieve justice and a free Palestine.

We support Palestine’s decades-long struggle to live with dignity and self-determination.

/Public Release. View in full here.