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.