No Myanmar Junta

We want the Australian Government to issue a second round of sanctions on on the Myanmar junta and its business interests.

It is not only in our national interest, but also aligns with our values of democracy and human rights.

#NoMMJunta Campaign

Take Action

Action 1: Tweet

Australia still imports timber and wood products from Myanmar!
These sales directly benefit the junta through state-owned enterprise Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE) and are associated with illegal logging.

Action 2: Motion

Take our motion on sanctions for your local political branch or union to pass!
Then inform Minister Wong of your decision.
Let us know your branch or union has passed the motion!

#NoMMJunta #LogOutNow #SanctionMTE

Tweet Now

Australian imports of of timber and wood products from Myanmar fund the junta and fuel illegal logging! Choose a quote to Tweet to Prime Minister Albanese, Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Senator the Hon Murray Watt:

To @AlboMP @SenatorWong @MurrayWatt Australia imports timber & wood from Myanma Timber Enterprise, linked to violent #Myanmar military responsible for attacks on civilians including children #NoMMJunta #SanctionMTE #LogOutNow @myanmarcn @JustActivists http://bit.ly/logoutmm

To @AlboMP @SenatorWong @MurrayWatt Australia imports timber & wood products from the #Myanmar junta, while they commit atrocities against their own people. Let's put an end to the violence! #SanctionMTE #LogOutNow #NoMMJunta @myanmarcn @JustActivists http://bit.ly/logoutmm

To @AlboMP @SenatorWong @MurrayWatt AU should not be complicit in supporting a regime responsible for the killing of children. Join UK, US, EU to impose sanctions on Myanma Timber Enterprise #SanctionMTE #LogOutNow #NoMMJunta @myanmarcn @JustActivists http://bit.ly/logoutmm

Australian Imports

Our Responsibility

Australian imports of timber from Myanmar have surged post-coup, totaling AUD 2.5 million in 2021-2022.

Much of this timber is likely to be illegal, with over 85% of Myanmar’s timber exports illicit. These imports bolster the junta through Myanma Timber Enterprise, entailing a high illegal timber risk.

To cut off junta revenue, sanctions should target these imports and other state-owned enterprises, Myanma Gems Enterprise, Myanma Pearls Enterprise, and Myanma Mining Enterprises 1, and 2.

Why Targeted Sanctions?

Cut The Cash

While the Myanmar military has robust arms production capability, it relies on foreign revenue to purchase arms. This includes Russian and Chinese-made jets and helicopters, as well as aviation fuel, dual-use goods, and spare parts from India, Singapore, and Thailand.

To restore peace, democracy, and human rights in Myanmar, the most effective approach is to implement strong, fully coordinated multilateral sanctions.

By cutting off foreign revenue to the junta, we can make a significant impact.

Total Sanctions (minus subsidiaries)

We Must Do More

Australia Has Issued 2% Of International Sanctions On Myanmar

Australian sanctions contribute to only 2% of the international action on Myanmar.

We must urgently take decisive measures, along with our international allies, to halt the flow of revenue to the junta and hold human rights abusers accountable.

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Sanctions – Entities
US/UK/EU/CA
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Sanctions – Individuals
US/UK/EU/CA
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Sanctions – Entities
Australia
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Sanctions – Individuals
Australia

Who Should Australia Sanction?

High Value Targets

Australia must continue to take decisive action to stop the Myanmar military by sanctioning high-value targets such as:

  • State-owned enterprises in natural resources such as oil and gas, mining, gems, and timber
  • The aviation fuel supply chain
  • The banking sector
  • Those who supply arms and equipment to the junta

State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs)​

Main source of foreign revenue. Bank accounts under control of junta.

State Administration Council (SAC)

Made up of military officials and led by Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing

Banks​

Myanma Foreign Trade Bank (MFTB) and Myanma Investment and Commercial Bank (MICB) transfer foreign revenue for SOEs

Arms Dealers

The US, UK, EU and Canada have sanctioned arms dealers and state-owned enterprises that produce arms.

Thank You For Taking Action!

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