CANBERRA: A four member Tibetan Parliamentary delegation led by Speaker Penpa Tsering visited the Australian Parliament on Wednesday, 27 August and met with some members of the Australian All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet including its Chairman Hon. Warren Entsch MP.
Speaker Penpa Tsering briefed the six MPs and two Senators present on the current political, environmental and human rights situation inside Tibet. All the members showed keen interest and asked questions. It was a meaningful meeting.
Further, in the afternoon, Speaker Penpa Tsering was invited to brief the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade on the situation inside Tibet. The Joint Standing Committee chaired by Ms Teresa Gambaro MP. This briefing was very timely for the Committee to hear from the Tibetan side as the Committee was recently briefed by “Tibet experts” from China.
These meetings were jointly organised by the Tibet Information Office and the Australia Tibet Council.