Tibetan Parliamentary delegation presenting a souvenir to Senator Larissa Waters, a member of Australian Greens
Brisbane: As per the program of 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile to visit and meet the Parliament members, Tibet support groups, think tanks and officials all over the world as well as to garner more support for the cause of Tibet, a delegation representing the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, consisting of Parliamentarians Juchen Konchok Choedon, Geshe Lharampa Atuk Tsetan, Khenpo Jamphel Tenzin, and Ngawang Tharpa, met Senator Larissa Waters (Greens), Jonathan Sri (Councillor for the Gabba), and H. Carter, senior advisor to Senator Malcolm Roberts in Brisbane on 8 November 2019.
Tibetan Parliamentary delegation met Senator Larissa Waters, a member of the Australian Greens and apprised the destruction of Tibetan religion, culture, and language under the current repressive policy of the Communist Party of China towards Tibet.
They also apprised the absence of basic human rights like freedom of speech and other current critical matters like environmental destruction of Tibet, forceful resettlement of nomads in urban areas, etc.
Members of the Tibetan Parliamentary delegation answered questions asked by the Senator and presented publications of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile on Tibet related issues, to which Senator Larissa Waters promised to raise Tibet issue in the Australian Parliament.
Thereafter, the Tibetan parliamentary delegation met Jonathan Sri, a Queensland Greens councilor for the Brisbane City Council representing the Gabba Ward and H. Carter, senior advisor to Senator Malcolm Roberts.
They presented publications of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile on Tibet related issues to which Councillor Jonathan Sri and senior advisor H. Carter assured their full support on Tibetan cause.
Following that, Parliamentarians held public meetings with the Tibetans living in Brisbane and Melbourne on 8th and 9th November respectively. During the Public addresses, Parliamentarian Juchen Konchok Choedon spoke on the evolution of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and Parliamentarian Geshe Lharampa Atuk Tseten spoke on Middle Way Policy. While Parliamentarian Khenpo Jamphel Tenzin talked on accomplishments of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Parliamentarian Ngawang Tharpa spoke on the current critical situation of Tibet.
They listened to the suggestions and answered questions asked by the general public.
Tibetan Parliamentary delegation presenting a souvenir to Jonathan Sri, a Queensland Greens councillor for the Brisbane City Council representing the Gabba Ward
Tibetan Parliamentary delegation presenting a souvenir to H. Carter, senior advisor to Senator Malcolm Roberts
Tibetan Parliamentary delegation received by former Tibetan Parliamentarian Bawa Kelsang Gyaltsen, Chinese coordinator of OoT Canberra and President Tenzin Phuntsok along with members of the working committee of Brisbane Tibetan Association at Brisbane Airport
Tibetan Parliamentary delegation with the President and members of the Melbourne Tibetan Community
Tibetan Parliamentary delegation with the Tibetan community of Brisbane after their public address