Australia welcomes the announcement by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam to suspend legislative consideration of theĀ Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019.

Australia values Hong Kong's unique advantages and freedoms under 'One Country, Two Systems', the rule of law and its independent judiciary.

Australia supports freedom of speech and peaceful protest.

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