After several weeks of planning, Falun Gong practitioners, in conjunction with the Australia Chinese Cultural & Art Association Inc, held the grand opening of the Uncompromising Courage art exhibition at the Royal Queensland Arts Society on the Gold Coast.
Month: June 2005
After learning that Australias Foreign Minster, Mr Alexander Downer, had yet again signed the two certificates banning all amplified sound and all banners and anything else displaying messages at the Chinese Embassy in Canberra for the 40th month in a row, practitioners held an appeal in front of Brisbanes DFAT.
Australia Human Rights lawyer Bernard Collaery has filed a lawsuit in the Canberra Federal Court against Foreign Minister Alexander Downer, for abusing the privilege of his position by continually issuing certificates for the last three years to restrain Falun Gong practitioners from displaying banners and playing exercise music in front of the Chinese Embassy in Canberra, the nation’s capital.
China Seeks To Make Australia Part of Its “Great Border Area”; The CCP Thinks The Australian Government Can Be Bought; Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Helped the CCP to Wriggle Out of a Difficult Lawsuit.
On 22nd June, Canberra practitioners held candle light vigil outside the Chinese Embassy in memory of Gao Rongrong who was persecuted to death and strongly condemned the Chinese Communist regime’s atrocities.
According to Chen, Chinese leaders have been forming personal, close relationships with top Australian officials of the last several years. So close that the Chinese government has been receiving legal assistance from the Australian government in fighting off a torture law suit from an Australian citizen who was imprisoned on a return trip to China, and says she was subjected to persecution because of her belief in Falun Gong.
This survey was prepared by the World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (Australia Branch) to investigate claims of harassment of Australian citizens because of their practice of Falun Gong.
Falun Gong practitioner Yan Zhao says she has been warned she has come under the attention of Chinese officials wanting to crack down on the movement in Australia.
The 53-year-old Peregian Beach resident has been practicing Falun Gong meditation for about five years. He claims he was a victim of information gathered by Chinese spies, after he was arrested and detained in secret for two days in Hong Kong before being deported back to Australia.
The motion regarding Falun Gong was passed in the senate on 20 June.