Extradition Treaty with Hong Kong

Media release
09 Jul 2020
Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Women, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations

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.