Australia is actively considering providing safe havens for Hong Kong people in response to China's new security rules. The Australian considerations are likely to exacerbate tensions with Beijing.
According to the Telegraph published on July 2, 2020, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said the situation in Hong Kong is "very sensitive" and his government is "very concerned." Highly consider ”the welcome request in the people of the former British territory.
Asked by reporters if Australia could expand safety shelters, Morrison replied "yes". He said the measure would be considered soon by his cabinet, strongly recommending that it be adopted.
The Australian announcement of a safe haven came to Hong Kong a day after Britain announced a new route for British nationals and their families to move there, and finally put the Nationality Application