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Pledge your support for Tibetan religious identity

Pledge your support for Tibetan religious identity

ATC is beginning a pledge campaign to put the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on notice. Tibet supporters around the world know that the CCP is aiming to interfere with the succession of the Dalai Lama and we don’t accept this. Take and share this pledge:
“I pledge to only recognise a Dalai Lama appointed via Tibetan Buddhist traditions and practices, without interference by the Chinese Government.”

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ATC and Me: Alex Butler

ATC and Me: Alex Butler

Alex Butler has a long and dedicated history of supporting the people of Tibet’s struggle for meaningful autonomy. In recognition of her amazing efforts, earlier this year at our annual general meeting, Alex was given the ‘Damien Lovelock Award for meritorious service’. Alex answered a few questions for us, offering a window into her journey with the Tibetan cause.

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Reflections on peace and Tibet

Reflections on peace and Tibet

On the International Day of Peace, ATC’s Executive Officer Zoë Bedford reflects on the topic of peace and Tibet and how we can support the Tibetan struggle. “Every time you speak out about a Tibetan who has been imprisoned for their beliefs, who has been tortured for speaking out, every time you write to the Australian Government to make a positive change for Tibet, you are contributing to the Tibetan peoples nonviolent struggle.”

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ATC’s Zoë Bedford is dedicating her birthday to Tibet

ATC’s Zoë Bedford is dedicating her birthday to Tibet

From volunteering with Australia Tibet Council (ATC) at the Tibetan Freedom Concert in 1999, where acts such as Spiderbait, The Living End and Celibate Rifles played, to meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama on his visit to Australia in 2013, Zoë Bedford’s involvement with the Tibetan cause has taken many different forms spanning across three decades. Now Executive Officer of ATC, Zoë has decided to pioneer our new birthday fundraising platform by dedicating her birthday to Tibet.

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Senate passes forced labour amendment

Senate passes forced labour amendment

On 23d August, Senator Rex Patrick’s revised Customs Amendment bill to stop the importation of goods made with forced labour passed the Senate. We expect that the bill will be debated by the House of Representatives in its next sitting session, mid to late October.

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Magnitsky: Campaign update

Magnitsky: Campaign update

The Australian Government has now responded to recommendations about creating a Magnitsky-style law to impose financial and visa sanctions against human rights abusers. The response falls short of our expectations and remains below the gold standard set by our allies. However, there are some important improvements now proposed for Australia’s existing sanctions regime.

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Move the 2022 Winter Olympics

Move the 2022 Winter Olympics

There is still time for the International Olympic Committee to postpone the 2022 Winter Olympics until a suitable host city can be found. We are calling on the Australian Olympic Committee to use their influence within the IOC to change the direction of the 2022 Winter Olympics. Take action.

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UPDATE: Rex Patrick’s forced labour bill

UPDATE: Rex Patrick’s forced labour bill

Earlier this year, we gave a submission to a parliamentary inquiry into a bill banning goods produced by Uyghur forced labour and the committee reviewing the bill has now presented its report to parliament. In this blog, we unpack the recommendations.

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Global Day of Action

Global Day of Action

Events took place in 50 cities around the world from Australia to Sweden, Japan to Argentina and New Zealand to Canada on 23 June as part of a Global Day of Action to say #NoBeijing2022

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Tibetan Democracy-in-Exile

Tibetan Democracy-in-Exile

Tibet’s Government-in-Exile has a new president and there are also new faces representing the Tibet movement here in Australia. Read our blog which includes profiles as well as key facts about the flourishing democracy-in-exile that Tibetans have established in Dharamsala, India.

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