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February 01, 2023

Senate Committee recommends IRGC listing, further Magnitsky sanctions

The Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee has today tabled its report into the human rights implications of recent viol...

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December 15, 2022

Removal of Iran from UN Commission on Women

Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs

Senator Claire Chandler, Shadow Assistant ...

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December 10, 2022

Targeted sanctions welcomed

Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs

Senator James Paterson, Shadow Minister fo...

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December 08, 2022

Anniversary of Australia’s first Magnitsky-style sanctions

Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs

Senator James Paterson, Shadow Minister fo...

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November 22, 2022

Op-Ed: Transparency essential in China engagement

Pictures of a smiling Xi Jinping shaking hands with Prime Minister Albanese last week have invited plenty of talk about a ‘thawing relationship’...

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November 21, 2022

Time for action on Iran sanctions

The Coalition continues to call for tangible action by the Government in response to violence and human rights abuses in Iran.

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November 10, 2022

Senate Estimates sends a strong message for action on Iran

A series of unanswered questions about Australia’s lack of action in response to violence against women and girls in Iran today in Senate Estima...

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November 03, 2022

Op-Ed - Australia should take a stand to support Iranian women

Many Australians over the last six weeks will have learnt the name Mahsa Amini. Mahsa was just 22 years old when she died earlier in September f...

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October 31, 2022

Global support for removal of Iran from Commission on the Status of Women

I welcome the support from global world leaders past and present for Iran to be removed from the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

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October 27, 2022

Seeking action to support Iranian women and girls

After six weeks of inaction by the Government, today I am moving to initiate a Senate inquiry into Australia’s response to the human rights abus...

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