Canberra: The Australian All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet (AAPGT) held an event called “Tibet Brief” at the parliament building on 11 May 2023. The meeting was facilitated by the Australia Tibet Council in coordination with Tibet Information Office and ACT Tibetan Community.
The event was aimed at bringing together new parliamentary friends to learn about Tibet and its current situation from Tibet Information Office, Australia Tibet Council, and ACT Tibetan Community members.
In the meeting, Deputy Speaker of House of Representative Hon Sharon Claydon, Susan Templeman MP, Senator Janet Rice, and Dr. Sophie Scamps MP, who had recently visited Dharamshala, shared their experiences of meeting with the exiled Tibetan leadership and their deeper understanding of the Tibetan issue and insight into the lives of Tibetan refugees in exile.
Representative Karma Singey briefly spoke about the worsening situation inside Tibet and expressed his gratitude to all parliamentary friends for their concerns and consistent support for the cause of Tibet. He also informed them about the upcoming visit of Sikyong Penpa Tsering to Australia in June.
The meeting was attended by around 20 parliamentarians and their staffers, including Hon Sharon Claydon, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Michael McCormack MP, former Deputy Prime Minister, and Hon Shayne Neumann MP, Chair of Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.
-Report filed by Tibet Information Office, Canberra