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.
2020 was a difficult year, with all the challenges that a global pandemic brings. Still, thanks to your support, we saw campaign wins. Read our annual report to learn more about what we achieved together for Tibet in 2020.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is currently considering the recommendation for Magnitsky legislation for Australia. We need to act fast to show him that Australians want a #MagnitskyActNow.
ATC welcomes the new representative for the Tibet Information Office (TIO) in Canberra – Karma Singey. The TIO is an official agency of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and aims to create a better understanding of the situation in Tibet and draw attention to the plight of the Tibetan people. Karma formally took over from the outgoing representative Lhakpa Tshoko in a ceremony on 14 April.
On the evening of 21st April 2021, the Australian Government announced it was tearing up the two belt and road initiative agreements that the Victorian Government had signed with China. This is a victory for groups like Australia Tibet Council that have long campaigned on the issue of China’s interference and influence in Australian internal affairs.
Ken will always be remembered by everyone at ATC as one of the loveliest, and most generous of men. He became part of ATC’s fabric and he will forever be known as a friend to Tibet.
ATC congratulates Tenzin Phuntsok Doring, who was just elected to the Tibetan Parliament as the new Chithue (Member of Parliament) representing Australasia (for the 17th House).
We have collaborated with a coalition of groups from across the Asia-Pacific to have a full-page advertisement published in The Australian newspaper calling for parliamentarians to pass the #MagnitskyActNow.
Would you like to contribute your skills and experience to promote the Tibet human rights cause, in a direct and valuable way? We are seeking committed Tibet supporters to join our Board of Directors.
The documentaries and movies in this list we’ve put together explore Tibetan stories of hope, courage and belonging and give insight into issues surrounding China’s occupation of Tibet.
The human rights situation in Tibet has been rapidly deteriorating over the years and the recent deaths of Kunchok Jinpa and Tenzin Nyima from injuries sustained while in Chinese custody are the latest in a long line of cases that call for increased scrutiny.
Language rights activist Tashi Wangchuk has finally been released after serving a five year sentence for speaking out about the need to protect and promote use of the Tibetan language in Chinese-occupied Tibet.