June 28, 2011
   Posted in News Flash
Published By Tashi
Australian Senate Passes Motion on Tibet
[Friday, 24 June 2011, 8:23 p.m.]

Tibet’s spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama (L) welcomed by Australia’s National Party leader 
Warren Truss (R) and Opposition Leader Tony Abbot (C) at Parliament House in Canberra 
on 14 June 2011/Getty Images

A motion from Senators Bob Brown and Nick Xenophon supporting the
wishes of the Tibetan people to have His Holiness the Dalai Lama return
to Tibet was passed in the Senate on 15 June.
motion “expresses disappointment that neither the Prime Minister (Ms
Gillard) nor the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Mr Rudd) were available
to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama” during his recent visit to the
Parliament House.
“endorses the meetings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the
Coalition leaders Messers Tony Abbott, Warren Truss, and Australian
Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown.”
It “notes that the last Prime Minister to meet His Holiness was Mr John Howard in 2007.”
motion “wishes the people of Tibet well in their aspiration to have His
Holiness the Dalai Lama return home to Tibet’s capital Lhasa.”
recognition of the lost freedom of Tibetans to have their spiritual
leader at home will be welcomed by seven million Tibetans, including
those in exile around the world,” Greens Leader Bob Brown said in
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