The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer, is seeking to have legal
action against him dismissed by the ACT Supreme Court.
Falun Gong members
are suing Mr Downer, saying certificates he issued banning their protests outside
the Chinese Embassy were invalid.
Earlier this year, Mr Downer stopped
issuing the certificates, but the group is seeking a declaration that the original
certificates were void.
Today the court agreed the Minister’s legal representatives
could apply to have the matter dismissed and a hearing will take place later this
Original article date: 11/Sep/2006
Category: Media Report