Senate debates

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Questions without Notice

Extradition Law: China

2:27 pm

Photo of John MadiganJohn Madigan (Victoria, Independent) Share this | Hansard source

Mr President, I ask a further supplementary question. It still remains that China is a totalitarian one-party state that generally keeps its statistics secret in relation to what occurs behind courtroom doors and how many people are put to death. Given that Australia upholds the rule of law and due process, do you consider this treaty to be fundamentally inconsistent with Australia's core democratic values?

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Andrew JACKSON
Posted on 6 Mar 2016 1:14 pm (Report this comment)

John Madigan is quite right associating with Red China is as moral as associating with Hitler. Hitler killed 6 Million Red China is estimated to have killed 25 Million.

Tibor Majlath
Posted on 11 Mar 2016 1:11 pm (Report this comment)

China represents a serious threat with its support of regimes around the world in order to procure valuable resources and to build its economic and military power base. Nothing new in that. Everyone does it or did it in the past.

Western countries who make such a big deal about the worth and value of democracy still somehow manage to make allowances for such an undemocratic regime because of their hunger for its trade, even when such weakness poses the greatest threat to Western economies.

Scott Morrison in 2011 said that China is one of our greatest customer after the announcement by Labor of a US deal. Some of us remember not so long ago when the conservatives were scaring us concerning 'reds under the beds'. It seems in 2014 they were also in bed with some of the worst reds to the tune of $150 billion.

MY, how the world turns.

Sabrina Morris
Posted on 29 Apr 2016 10:01 pm

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