April Monthly Seminar_Zoom Meeting  

Myanmar in the Australian Parliament

Australia Myanmar Institute invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting

Date: April 24, 2023 (Monday)  

Duration: 1 hour

Time: 06:00 – 07:00 PM AEST Time (14:30-15:30 Myanmar/Yangon Time)

Join Zoom Meeting: please click here

Meeting ID: 5506154368

Passcode: 12345 

Many members of the Australian Parliament take an active interest in events in Myanmar.  There is a large informal grouping of Parliamentary Friends of Myanmar composed of Senators and Members of the House of Representatives which brings the views of constituents and their personal knowledge of the situation into parliamentary debates and hearings.  The Group’s members include representatives from all sides of the Parliament.  AMI has an active interest in supporting their knowledge with our own background and research.

We are delighted that one of the founders of the Parliamentary Group, Mr Peter Khalil MP has agreed to address our April seminar on the way MPs work for Myanmar’s priorities.  A comment on this work will be offered by Ms Mon Zin, a young activist in the Myanmar diaspora in Sydney.

Mr Peter Khalil MP is the Federal Labor Member for Wills. He has a long-standing commitment to human rights and humanitarian affairs. He is Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS). Prior to his election to parliament in 2016, Peter worked for the Department of Defence, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and as National Security Adviser to Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. He was an Executive Director at SBS (Special Broadcasting Service) and a Victorian Multicultural Commissioner. In 2004 he was awarded the Australian Overseas Humanitarian Services medal.

Ms Mon Zin is a founding member of the Global Myanmar Spring Revolution, which has established alliances with activists in 22 countries, 41 cities to support the efforts of activists working towards the restoration of democracy in Myanmar. She lives in Sydney, Australia, and she will provide a youth perspective on the situation in Myanmar and comment on Peter’s presentation.

Questions and Answers will follow the two presentations.

***NOTE: Zoom can work very well, but it poses difficulties for people with a poor internet connection. So, people from Myanmar (or elsewhere) who might have a poor internet connection or low bandwidth should turn off the video mode and listen to the seminar. You may be able to switch on the video from time to time just to see who is speaking, but definitely don’t use the video mode if you wish to speak yourself.  You can also pose questions using the chat function.  The whole seminar will be uploaded later on the AMI website and Facebook page.