Extradition Treaty with Hong Kong

The Australian Government remains deeply concerned about China’s imposition of a broad national security law on Hong Kong.

The National Security Law erodes the democratic principles that have underpinned Hong Kong’s society and the One Country, Two Systems framework.

It constitutes a fundamental change of circumstances in respect to our Extradition Agreement with Hong Kong.

As a result, we have today taken steps to suspend our Extradition Agreement.

We will continue to monitor developments in Hong Kong closely.

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