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Senate Estimates: Department of Immigration and Citizenship (Sri Lanka)

Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

Estimates Hearings May 28th 2013

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

  • Mr Martin Bowles PSM, Secretary
  • Mr Matt Cahill, Acting Deputy Secretary, Immigration Status Resolution Group
  • Ms Alison Larkins, First Assistant Secretary, Refugee, Humanitarian and International Policy Division


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Malcolm Fraser reiterates call for Australia to reconsider attendance at CHOGM in Sri Lanka


Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, the Australian Greens and the Australian Tamil Congress have joined over 2700 individuals to request that Prime Minister Julia Gillard reconsiders attending the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka. 

This call comes as the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) meets in London today (26 April).

A variety of international human rights groups including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the Elders are calling for a shift in the venue for this year’s CHOGM.

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