AHC

Australian Recognition of Hellenic, Armenian and Assyrian Genocides

The Australian Hellenic Council advocates the recognition by Australian governments at both the State and Federal level of the genocide of the Armenian, Hellenic, and Assyrian populations between 1914 and 1923, committed by the government of the Ottoman Empire and its successor state, the Republic of Turkey.

To date, one Australian jurisdiction has adopted a resolution recognising the genocide of the Armenian, Hellenic, and Assyrian populations: South Australia (2009).

 

Resolution of the Parliament of South Australia - 30 April 2009 >>

In March 1997, the Parliament of New South Wales adopted a resolution recognising the Armenian Genocide alone.

Between 1914 and 1924, an estimated two-three million Armenians, Hellenes and Assyrians perished as the result of a deliberate and systematic policy of extermination.

The AHC believes that it is important that the reality of these historical events is recognised and remembered. This benefits the descendants of the victims of the genocide. It is also in the interests of future prevention of similar atrocities against other peoples.

The Australian Hellenic Council’s position paper on the Hellenic, Armenian and Assyrian Genocides highlights the role many Australians played as witnesses, rescuers, donors, and aid workers during these events.

Download AHC Position Paper