Canada’s terrorist listing of IRGC demands Australian action

Joint media release Senator James Paterson, Shadow Minister for Home Affairs Senator Claire Chandler, Shadow Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs The Coalition welcomes the Canadian Government’s decision to list the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist entity and again urges the Albanese Government to take similar action. The Canadian Government’s action stands in…

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Steele Hall

Steele Hall was legend of South Australian politics. Steele stands tall in the history of our state and the Liberal Party as a reformer, an orator and a man of principle willing to stand by his values. As both a state and federal Member of Parliament and a Senator, Steele transcended state and federal politics…

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35th anniversary of Tiananmen Square

35 years ago in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, peaceful protests were ended by a shameful use of Chinese military force. Australia remembers the tragic loss of life on 4 June 1989 and we continue to call upon Chinese authorities to accept responsibility. The Coalition remains deeply concerned about continuing and increasing constraints on freedom of association,…

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Ukraine support should have been sooner

Joint media release: Senator Susan McDonald, Shadow Minister for Resources 31 May 2024 The Coalition’s support for Ukraine in its war against Russia’s invasion is absolute and unwavering, which is why we welcome the Albanese Government’s commitment of an additional $31 million to support energy and humanitarian needs. However, questions need to be answered by…

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Statement on Hong Kong democracy defenders

The Coalition is appalled by the guilty verdicts handed down against democracy defenders in Hong Kong today. The verdicts imposed under Hong Kong’s draconian national security laws include a guilty verdict against Australian, Gordon Ng. We urge the Albanese Government to raise Australia’s concerns, particularly for Mr Ng as well as other defenders of democracy…

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Labor fails to defend our ADF personnel

Joint media release: The Hon Andrew Hastie MP, Shadow Minister for Defence, Defence Industry and Defence Personnel It’s been over three weeks since a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) jet fired flares at a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Seahawk, and still, Prime Minister Albanese nor a single Labor minister has spoken directly to their Chinese counterpart…

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Warrant applications by International Criminal Court

21 May 2024 Like the United States, we reject any notion of equivalence between Israel and Hamas. The International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor’s proposal to issue an arrest warrant for the representatives of a democratically elected government right alongside the leaders of a terrorist organisation is appalling and completely unacceptable. The ICC’s announcement, ahead…

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