Impressed with Falun Dafa’s peaceful protest, police officers gave their support and protection during the G20 Leaders’ Summit held in Brisbane, Australia. The officers came to understand the kindhearted nature of practitioners through talking with them and reading their pamphlets. The officers said that they were impressed by practitioners’ calm and peaceful behavior given the severe persecution in China, and asked for a Falun Dafa banner to put up in their office after the activities concluded.
Several Australian Members of Parliament (MP) joined a rally outside Parliament House in Canberra, where the China-Australia free trade talks were held a day after the G20 Leaders’ Summit concluded. The rally called for an immediate end to the persecution, especially state-sanctioned forced organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners.
Sydney, 19 November, 2014: Falun Dafa practitioners from around Australia will stage multiple peaceful protests in Sydney, calling on the NSW parliamentarians to address human rights abuses with the Chinese delegation visiting Sydney between 18‐20 November.
Eight governors and mayors will attend the inaugural “China and Australia Governors Forum” held on November 19, hosted by the Premier Mike Baird.
Attending the events is Guangdong Governor Zhu Xiaodan, who has been singled out in his involvement with persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in China. Guangdong Province has been one of the places where persecution is the most severe and where live organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners has been taking place.
NEWS UPDATE ON FALUN GONG IN AUSTRALIA. Insight into human rights abuse in China and Australian developments.
Chinese visitors to the Sydney Opera House are often surprised to see a tall Australian man holding a display board, bearing a message in Chinese: “Welcome to Sydney, Precious Chinese People!”
May 13, 2014 marks the 15th anniversary of World Falun Dafa Day and the 22nd anniversary of the introduction of Falun Dafa to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa. On this special occasion, US Senator John Cornyn from Texas sent the following greeting letter to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day.
May 13 is a very special day for Falun Dafa practitioners around the world: World Falun Dafa Day and the birthday of Falun Dafa’s founder Master Li Hongzhi. On the eve of World Falun Dafa Day, the Pennsylvania State Government and local governments in Pennsylvania recognized the Pennsylvania Falun Dafa Association and Master Li, and congratulated this upcoming celebration.
Falun Gong practitioners’ “Chinese Pegasus” float was an instant hit at the Sydney Chinese New Year Twilight Parade on February 2, 2014. The float, designed and created by local practitioners, is quite fitting for the Year of the Horse. It displays the beauty of Truth-Compassion-Tolerance, along with traditional Chinese concepts of harmony between heaven and earth, says John Deller, the coordinator of the Falun Gong entry for this parade.
Falun Dafa practitioners from Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, Adelaide, Canberra, and West Australia held a grand march in Sydney on September 28, 2013 to promote the teaching of Falun Dafa and to help tourists and residents know about the persecution of Falun Dafa in China. The massive procession drew attention from many passersby and was warmly received.
Falun Gong practitioners in Brisbane, Australia, held activities on Brisbane Square on July 20, 2013, to expose the brutal persecution of Falun Gong, launched by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) fourteen years ago.