We strive to make human rights issues in Tibet an important part of Australia’s relationship with China. We do this by engaging our political leaders and ensuring the voices of our community and Tibetan-Australians are heard.
We work to protect Tibet’s environment, promote sustainable development and tackle the twin challenges of the climate crisis and human rights by advocating for the Tibetans’ rights to control their land, resources and way of life.
The human rights situation in Tibet has been rapidly deteriorating over the years and the recent death of Tibetan herder Lhamo shortly after being released from Chinese custody is the latest in a long line of cases that call for increased scrutiny.
We express gratitude to members of parliament who are taking action to better understand the Chinese government’s persecution of Tibetans through the inquiry into issues affecting diaspora communities. Read this summary of testimony given by Tibetan representatives.
An explosive report has revealed that half a million Tibetan nomads and farmers have been forced into military style labour camps in Tibet. Here they are subjected to indoctrination and intrusive surveillance, under the mask of ‘vocational training,’ before being sent to work in factories in Tibet or China.