Australia Tibet Council

Enabling everyone in Australia to be part of change in Tibet

Tibet Advocacy Day 2016

Thursday, 18 February 2016

On 1 March, we will be back in Parliament House for our fifth Tibet Advocacy Day. And we are determined to make an even greater impact.

Every March, for four years ATC has taken a team of Tibetans to Canberra for Tibet Advocacy Day. They are young and inspiring student activists, community leaders and former political prisoners. Their personal stories of resistance against China’s occupation of Tibet, their journey into exile and their hopes for Tibet’s future have deeply moved politicians - some even to tears.

DonatetoTAD buttonPoliticians have heard much about the human rights abuses in Tibet and how Tibetans continue to suffer under China’s rule. Many of these politicians sympathise with our situation. But sympathy alone is not enough. For any parliament and government to take strong action on the Tibet issue, they must be convinced that it is urgent and is in their nation’s interest.

Here is the inspiring Tenzin Chokey sharing her experience of taking part in last year’s Tibet Advocacy Day.


On our fifth Tibet Advocacy Day, our group of Tibetan delegates will present the compelling case for Tibet. They will speak about the environmental crisis in Tibet and the importance of the Tibetan plateau to the current global challenges of climate change, water and stability in Asia. And how a resolution of the Tibet issue will benefit many countries, including Australia.

Please make a donation to support Tibet Advocacy Day 2016 and help our Tibetan delegation travel to Canberra and share their Tibet story.

TAD2016 team colourMeet the Tibet Advocacy Day 2016 team.

We have identified some of the country’s leading parliamentarians from across the parties and in the coming weeks, we’ll ask them to meet the Tibetans. They are the influential, up and coming parliamentarians, and they have a strong interest in China, human rights, foreign policy and geo-strategic issues. We’ll be aiming to meet 40 of these important MPs and Senators on Tibet Advocacy Day.

Before heading to Parliament House, the Tibetans will receive two days of intensive  training in lobbying, media skills and campaign strategy and become more effective spokespersons.

Read more about our past Tibet Advocacy Days.