Suspension of Legislative Consideration of Hong Kong Extradition Bill

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Marise Payne

Australia welcomes the announcement by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam to suspend legislative consideration of the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019.

Australia values Hong Kong’s unique advantages and freedoms under ‘One Country, Two Systems’, the rule of law and its independent judiciary.

Australia supports freedom of speech and peaceful protest.

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