In a media release on Monday 23 October the Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop after some initial silence has acknowledged the atrocities being committed against Rohingyas and condemned the violence in Rakhine state.

Australia has increased its funding by another 10 million to a total commitment of 30 million for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis  and called for protection of civilians and access by humanitarian workers.

Several letters have been written to Ms Bishop by Muslims and representations made to various politicians and together with rallies and demonstrations in support of Rohingyas for the past two months in Australia.