• Canadian MPs urge PM to make Tibet Issue a Policy Priority
    April 10, 2013
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    DHARAMSHALA: Members of Parliament from three major political parties of Canada - the New Democratic Party, Liberal Party, and Conservative Party - have urged Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Tibet a priority More
  • Tibet Motion Passed in Australian Senate
    March 21, 2013
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    CANBERRA: Senator Sarah Hanson-Young from the Greens party moved a motion on Tibet in the upper house of the Australian Parliament. More
  • Senator Larissa Waters statement on Tibet
    October 31, 2012
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    "Over the parliamentary winter break, I was enormously privileged to visit the town of Dharamsala, high in the Himalayas in India, home away from home for exiled Tibetans, with my colleague Senator Singh as part of an Australia Tibet Council delegation. The experience is one I shall never forget. More
  • Senator Lisa Singh’s Statement on Tibet
    October 22, 2012
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    Senator Singh (Tasmania): In the parliamentary break in July I had the extraordinary opportunity to travel to Dharamsala, the exile capital of Tibet, with my colleague Senator Waters as part of an Australia Tibet Council delegation. The Australia Tibet Council supports this exchange as a way of assisting members of parliament to understand more deeply the situation of the Tibetan people. More
  • MP Alan Griffin’s Statement on Tibet
    June 28, 2012
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    Mr Griffin (Bruce): I rise today in this House to highlight the serious and deteriorating human rights situation in Tibet. This serious and deteriorating situation has received some notoriety here in Australia in recent days with the visit of Dr Lobsang Sangay, the new Kalon Tripa, or Prime Minister, of Tibet in exile. With respect to the circumstances in Tibet I quote from a recent publication. More
  • Member of Parliament Harry Jenkins’s statement on Tibet
    June 28, 2012
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    Mr Jenkins (Scullin): Over the last couple of days the Kalon Tripa of the Central Tibetan Administration — that is, the Prime Minister of the Central Tibetan Administration — has been in Parliament House. Dr Lobsang Sangay, a 43-year-old Tibetan who was born in India of parents who had fled Tibet earlier, is a very well-educated gentleman. More
  • MP Micheal Danby’s Statement
    June 26, 2012
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    Mr Danby (Melbourne Ports): Since last year, 42 Tibetans have set themselves alight to highlight the oppression of their people. Dr Lopsang Sangay, the Kalon Tripa Prime Minister-in-exile of Tibet, said today in addressing the National Press Club that this form of protest does not involve harm to others. More
  • MP Janelle Saffin’s Statement on Tibet
    March 20, 2012
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    Ms Saffin (Page): Another issue of importance in my electorate is that a significant number of local people have asked me to meet the Tibetan delegation who visited parliament this week. A formal request came through the Australian Tibet Council. More
  • Melissa Parke MP
    March 19, 2012
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    Ms Parke (Fremantle): I acknowledge the presence of 12 Tibetan representatives from across Australia in parliament today. They are here seeking strong cross-party support for the Tibet issue. More
  • Senator Sarah Hanson-Young’s statement on Tibet
    March 19, 2012
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    Senator Hanson-Young (South Australia): My question is to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister Carr. I refer the minister to his hurtful and tactless comments regarding the Dalai Lama and human rights in Tibet, comments which do not bear repeating here, comments which the minister has since removed from his blog, admitting that they may have been be better expressed. More
  • Australian Greens Back Motion on Tibetan Self-Determination; Condemn Beijing’s Repression
    March 13, 2012
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    9 November 2011 The Australian Greens at their national conference on Sunday responded to the plight of Tibet by passing a resolution that recognised self-determination for Tibetan peoples and condemned the ongoing repression of Tibetans by the Chinese government. More
  • Speech of Mr Michael Danby MP in the Australian Parliament
    March 13, 2012
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    3 November 2011 Michael Danby (Melbourne Ports, Australian Labor Party) (9:51am): Earlier this year I visited the seat of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In the foothills of the Himalayas, Dharamsala is the headquarters of eight Tibetan exile settlements in India. More
  • Statement by Ms Melissa Parke MP in the Australian Parliament
    March 13, 2012
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    21 November 2011 I am saddened and deeply concerned about the recent instances of self-immolation by young Tibetans in eastern Tibet. Ten Tibetans have set themselves on fire since March this year in a desperate bid to bring attention to the severe repression of Tibetan religion and culture. Five young Tibetans, including one nun, have died as a result of their injuries. More
  • Remarks of Spokesperson of Australia’s Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd
    March 13, 2012
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    In response to a question by an Australian journalist on 15 January 2012, a spokesperson for Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd made the following comments: - The minister has been deeply concerned by the tragic Tibetan self-immolations. - The Australian government again calls on China to address the underlying causes of tension in Tibet and other Tibetan regions in China. More