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TIBET--HUMAN RIGHTS

Senator Bourne, by leave, moved--That the Senate--

(a) notes that, during the week beginning 6 November 1994, the

Chairman of China's National People's Congress, Mr Qiao Shi, is

on an official State visit to Australia;

(b) recognises that during the 1989 pro-democracy protests, Mr Qiao

Shi served as head of China's security services;

(c) expresses its concern that the human rights situation in Tibet

appears to have deteriorated and that the Tibetan people

continue to be denied their fundamental human rights and

freedom;

(d) endorses the representations made by the Australian Government

and by members of this Parliament to the People's Republic of

China on human rights abuses in Tibet;

(e) urges the Chinese Government to recognise the fundamentalhuman

rights and freedom of the Tibetan people and to enter into

genuine dialogue, without preconditions, with His Holiness the

Dalai Lama with a view to achieving a long-term solution in

Tibet;

(f) calls on all Australian Government Ministers to continue raising

issues of human rights and the situation in Tibet in their

discussions with representatives of the Chinese Government and

to ensure that they understand the depth of the Australian

community's feelings about these matters; and

(g) requests from the Chinese Government a commitment that it will

not deny visas to exiled Tibetan women from any part of the

world who wish to attend the United Nations World Conference on

Women which is due to be held in Beijing in 1995.

Question put and passed.