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.
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.
For 13 years, the Chinese Communist Party has carried out an extensive persecution campaign against the Falun Gong spiritual practice. Now, a US Consulate cable leaked by Wikileaks, suggests that campaign has fuelled frustration within the regime.
In an unusual Australian refugee case, eight Falun Gong practitioners and two other Chinese asylum seekers had a closed-door meeting in Darwin with immigration officials today, as they tossed up whether to continue on a dangerous voyage by boat to New Zealand or stay in Australia.
Toowoomba resident Yan Zhao says she has become a much more relaxed and worry-free person ever since she took up the Chinese spiritual discipline Falun Dafa in 1996. But when you’ve been given the difficult task of gathering more than 100 Falun Dafa members from around Australia to march in the Carnival of Flowers Grand Central Floral Parade, a little inner peace never hurts.