It is five years today since Dr Yang Hengjun was detained in China.


It is completely unacceptable that delays in Dr Yang’s case continue, with no transparency over his charges, sentencing or potential release.


The unjust detention of Dr Yang is distressing, especially for his loved ones. This distress is compounded by reports of his deteriorating health.


The Coalition again offers bipartisan support for the Albanese Government to use all available diplomatic means to ensure Dr Yang’s wellbeing and secure his immediate and unconditional release and his return to his loved ones.


The Prime Minister and Foreign Minister must ensure that Dr Yang’s unjust and indefinite detention is a top priority in any dialogue with the Chinese Government.


For Dr Yang and his family, the suffering caused by uncertainty and separation for five years is difficult to comprehend. Our thoughts remain with Dr Yang and his family.