High Profile Parliamentarians Call for Genocide Recognition

In an unprecedented development, seven Members of Australia’s House of Representatives of the Federal Parliament have risen in recent days to call for parliamentary recognition of the Armenian, Hellenic and Assyrian Genocides.

In a bipartisan show of support, MPs Craig Kelly, Malcolm Turnbull and Michael Danby and Joel Fitzgibbon – new supporters of this fundamental issue of humanity – joined their voices to long-time friends of the Armenian, Hellenic and Assyrian communities, MPs John Alexander, Joe Hockey and Paul Fletcher in paying tribute to the victims of the first genocides of the 20th century.

Their speeches coincided with the visit of a delegation of ANC Australia, the Australian Hellenic Council (AHC) and the Assyrian Universal Alliance of Australia (AUA) to Canberra to further the cause of genocide recognition as part of ANC Australia’s Advocacy Week 2011.

Read More: Neos Kosmos


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