Original article by Primrose Riordan
The Australian – Page: 2 : 21-Jun-18
Liberal MP Craig Kelly says Australia should join the US in withdrawing from the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, arguing that its members include some of the world’s most repressive regimes. Although Liberal senator Eric Abetz has welcomed the US decision, he says Australia should see how the UNHRC responds before taking any action. Senator James Paterson favours continued membership of the UNHRC, while Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has expressed disappointment with the Trump administration’s decision.
UNITED NATIONS. HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL, LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE, UNITED STATES. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, AUSTRALIAN JEWISH ASSOCIATION