Detention of Cheng Lei

13 August 2021

Today marks 12 months since Australian journalist Cheng Lei was detained in China.


Our thoughts are with Ms Cheng, her friends and family – particularly her two children.


Labor holds serious concerns about Ms Cheng’s detention and her welfare.


We support efforts to provide Ms Cheng with regular consular assistance, as well as ongoing assistance for her family.


Labor joins the Government in calling for acceptable standards of justice, procedural fairness and humane treatment to be met, in accordance with international norms.


Authorised by Paul Erickson, ALP, Canberra.