Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown says Prime Minister Kevin Rudd should be prepared to stay away from the Beijing Olympics, if there is no breakthrough for Tibet.
"Mr Rudd has said his decision will depend on his domestic diary. That's nonsense," Senator Brown said.
"He is leaving his diary open to go to Beijing in August and in the face of world focus on Tibet his decision will be, and will be seen to be, based on the politics of the Olympics. This is why it is so important that he persuade President Hu to meet the Dalai Lama between now and August."