Senate debates

Thursday, 17 September 2009


Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee: Joint; Reference

9:44 am

Photo of Scott LudlamScott Ludlam (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the following matters be referred to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade for inquiry and report by 26 November 2009:

the human rights situation in Tibet subsequent to the events of March 2008;
the status of dialogue between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and representatives of the Dalai Lama; and
policy and dialogue options by which the Australian Government can preserve a positive relationship with China while supporting genuine progress towards a peaceful and mutually-agreed resolution on the Tibet-China issue.

Question put.