On the same day, our petition signed by over 2,500 Australians was tabled in the House of Representatives by Mr Warren Entsch, a senior parliamentarian. The petition also urged the Australian government to “join other concerned countries in an intergovernmental forum dedicated to building stronger International pressure on China to address the crisis in Tibet.”
In March, Australia Tibet Council also gave briefings on the situation in Tibet to the foreign affairs committees of both Labor and the Coalition.
With Tibet Advocacy Day, we have just begun our campaign to convince concerned governments, including Australia, that for China to respond they need to work together to be a force for real change in Tibet.
List of politicians who have met our delegation:
Senator Doug Cameron, Graham Perrett MP, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, Rob Mitchell MP, Julie Owens MP, Senator David Bushby, Deborah O'Neill MP, Judi Moylan MP, Laura Smyth MP, Senator John Madigan, Daryl Melham MP, Alan Griffin MP, Natasha Griggs MP, Senator Richard Di Natale, Senator Lee Rhiannon, Senator - Claire Moore, Craig Kelly MP, Josh Frydenberg MP, Laurie Ferguson MP, Kevin Andrews MP, Andrew Wilkie MP, Ken O'Dowd MP, Senator Dr Alan Eggleston, Senator Lisa Singh, Andrew Laming MP, Brownyn Bishop MP, Senator Louise Pratt, Senator Lin Thorp, Senator Anne Urquhart, Wyatt Roy MP, Phillip Ruddock MP, Warren Entsch MP, Kelvin Thomson MP, Dr Sharman Stone MP, Michael Danby MP, Andrew Laming MP, Sam Riordan on behalf of Julie Bishop MP, Damien Hickman on behalf of Andrew leigh MP and Stacey Nguyen on behalf of Brendan O’Connor MP.
IN THE MEDIA
Self-immolations and human rights: Why we need to talk about Tibet
The Conversation, 28 March