Tibet Initiative Network Australia (TINA) is lobbying and advocating for the Tibetan people's right to self-determination and the promotion and defense of fundamental human rights in Tibet.

TINA's advocacy also means upholding Australia's core values and adhering to the principles that define the essence of Australia.

The mission includes the following 17 components

  • a) Our vision is a free Tibet in which Tibetans can determine their own future and freely pursue their cultural, political, and economic developments
  • b) Write an annual report on the current situation in Tibet
  • c) Respect Australian law and culture and participate in democratic processes
  • d) Follow the guidance of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet
  • e) Work for the preservation of the unique spiritual and cultural heritage of Tibet
  • f) Not forget the Tibetan fundamental cause, and through the path of non-violence and peace
  • g) Provides support for residents or citizens of Australia of Tibetan origin
  • h) Maintains and preserves the rich cultural heritage and traditions of Tibet
  • i) Provides facilities for Community members, including recreational and other activities consistent with TINA aims and objectives
  • j) Provides members and others with the opportunity to learn about Tibetan culture, custom, and language
  • k) Facilitate regular Tibetan language for Tibetan children in our Community
  • l) Raises awareness of the Australian public about the situation in Tibet
  • m) Organises celebrations of major Tibetan traditional festivals such as the birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • n) Offers voluntary contributions to TINA partner the Himalayan Literacy Trust/ Tibet Post International
  • o) Supports and participates in activities and events organized by Tibet Support Groups in Australia
  • p) Provides information to the newly arrived Tibetan refugees in New South Wales
  • q) Plans to establish a Tibet Education Fund in order to contribute to the needs of Tibetan youths in exile in India and Nepal


These values include respect for the freedom and dignity of the individual, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and freedom of association.

  • ​mutual respect.
  • tolerance.
  • compassion for those in need.
  • equality of opportunity for all.


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