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Australia Tibet Council’s New Report on Increased Chinese Influence in Australian Policy on Tibet and Dalai Lama

September 14, 2017

A new report by the Australia Tibet Council finds an increased Chinese influence in Australia’s political and educational institutions, leading to the Australian Government’s diminished engagement on Tibet. The report finds that the Australian silence on Tibet is notable, with not a single public statement issued for nearly a decade, and with no Australian Prime Minister meeting the Dalai Lama since 2009 although he has visited the country five times during that period.

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Tibet Advocacy Day 2013 – Canberra

12 Tibetan-Australians headed to Canberra for the second Tibet Advocacy Day, organised by Australia Tibet Council, on 18 March. They met with 40 Members of Parliament and urged the Australian government to join like-minded governments in their efforts to address the escalating crisis in Tibet.

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The International Campaign for Tibet and Australia Tibet Council partner for effective global advocacy

The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) and the Australia Tibet Council (ATC) are pleased to announce the launch of a formal partnership effective October 5, 2012. The decision was taken by the leadership of the two organizations in recognition of Australia’s significant role in the region and the shared ICT/ATC commitment to multilateralism in pressing […]

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Impact of urbanization in rural areas of Tibet Autonomous Region

The first group of more than 70 Chinese cadres to study the Tibetan language in Lhasa graduated from Tibet University in July; they are now being sent into the townships and towns around Lhasa to serve as officials. The Chinese press has also announced the voluntary assignations of 6000 Chinese university graduates to the western […]

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Australia Tibet Council urges PM to encourage China to begin dialogue on Tibet

The Australia Tibet Council (ATC) is urging the public to write to Prime Minister John Howard to encourage China to begin dialogue on Tibet during his meetings with Chinese leaders in Beijing from August 17 to 19, 2003. Australian Seal TIn an email Action Alert dated August 11, 2003, ATC asked Tibet supporters to urge […]

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Australia’s double standards on Tibet criticized

The Australian Government is being criticized for not meeting the Dalai Lama but hosting the visit of Guo Jinlong, First Secretary of the Communist Party in the Tibet Autonomous Region. Guo is due to arrive in Canberra on June 6, 2002 and the Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer is meeting him on June 7. Tibet […]

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Australians expect Prime Minister to meet the Dalai Lama, says Tibet group

The Australia Tibet Council (ATC) said on May 21, 2002 that a planned meeting between the Dalai Lama and the Australia-China human rights dialogue delegation was no substitute for the Prime Minister meeting the Tibetan leader. The Australian Government had announced the meeting, most probably following intense public pressure. ATC, however, said that it welcomed […]

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Australian PM denies avoiding Dalai Lama

Australian Prime Minister John Howard defended his not meeting the Dalai Lama when the Tibetan leader begins his Australian trip this weekend saying that he will be in China then. In an interview with Sydney’s Radio 2UE (John Laws program) on May 17, 2002, Howard denied rumors that he was deliberately steering clear of the […]

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Controversy over Tibet exhibition in Australia

The Australia Tibet Council (ATC) has condemned the New South Wales (NSW) Parliament for censoring an exhibition on Tibet that ATC had sponsored. The exhibition, in the foyer of the NSW Parliament House in Sydney, was timed to coincide with the visit of the Dalai Lama to Australia later this month. In a statement today, […]

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