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Monday, 22 June 2009
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To the Honourable The Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives

Fiji Democracy and Freedom Movement

This Petitions of certain citizens of Australia who are members of the Fiji Community and of this Movement draws your attention to the deplorable and illegal actions of the Military Dictatorship that has governed Fiji in various forms since the coup of the 5th of December 2006.

We draw you attention to the deterioration of key state institutions and increase violations of basic human rights since the purported abrogation of Fiji’s constitution on the 10th of April 2009, and

We further draw your attention to the unprincipled actions of the Government of India and China to engaged and aiding the Illegal Regime at the expense of depriving our people of their democratic human rights and freedom.

We therefore ask the House to take consideration of the following:

  • Condemn these highlighted actions of China and India that has prolonging the struggle of the People of Fiji to return to parliamentary democracy;
  • Urge the Federal Government to use its influence and pressure the Governments of China and India to cease their support of the Fiji Military Regime;
  • Urge the Federal Government to increase its pressure on the Ruling Regime in Fiji for the restoration of democracy and freedom and to urge other world democracies to follow suit;
  • Urge the Federal Government to recognise and work with the Fiji Democracy and Freedom Movement that has been established in Australia to actively campaign for the restoration of parliamentary democracy in Fiji based on the 1997 Constitution.
by Mrs Irwin (from 130 citizens)