Extradition treaty with Hong Kong

  • Joint Statement
  • The Hon. Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister
  • Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs Minister for Women
  • The Hon. Christian Porter MP, Attorney-General Minister for Industrial Relations
09 July 2020

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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