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.
“I am delighted to take up the role of Executive Officer for Australia Tibet Council and build on the important work of Paul Bourke and Kyinzom Dhongdue as well as ATC staff and supporters in campaigning for the human rights of Tibetans.”
Read our joint statement calling for the release of the ‘Hong Kong 12’ who have been detained incommunicado for over 60 days.
On 1st October, Tibetans, Uyghurs, Hongkongers, Southern Mongolians, Taiwanese and Chinese democracy activists joined together for a Global Day of Action to call on governments to stand against the Chinese Communist Party’s crackdown on freedom, democracy and human rights.
The 2021 Tibet wall calendar is here. It features photographs of sacred pilgrimage sites in the lives of Tibetans from monasteries and temples to a myriad of sacred mountains, lakes, rivers, boulders, and other elements of the natural environment.
With the arrival of Spring we bring you a new reading list, with recommendations from our members ranging from classic to contemporary. Enjoy!
Ahead of the International Day of the Disappeared on 30 August, let’s call on the Australian Government to push for the immediate release of the Panchen Lama and his family. Sign our petition to Foreign Minister Marise Payne.
The first part of our new series, by Tenzin Saldon, profiling Tibetan businesses around Australia looks at Wild Yak – Tibetan Restaurant.
Read our joint submission with the Australian Tibetan Community Association to the parliamentary inquiry into Issues Facing Diaspora Communities in Australia.
ATC Board of Directors announce that our Executive and Campaigns Officer Kyinzom Dhongdue will be leaving the employment of the Australia Tibet Council by the end of 2020.