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.
On May 9, at a council debate, David Shoebridge, John Kay, and Jan Barham, three Greens members of the New South Wales Legislative Council, submitted a petition with more than 100,000 signatures to the council. The petition calls for action to be taken to stop the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from harvesting organs from Falun Gong practitioners, to make laws to forbid Australian citizens to have illegal organ transplants in other countries, and to stop training surgeons from other countries for illegal organ harvesting.
A petition with more than 70,000 signatures was presented to David Shoebridge and Jamie Parker, Members of the Parliament for the State of New South Wales (NSW) at at press conference in front of the state Parliament building on April 24, 2013. The petition seeks an end to the illicit harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners by asking the NSW Parliament to amend existing laws regarding organ trafficking.
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Australian Senators Andrew Bartlett (Democrats) and Kerry Nettle (Greens) and MP Chris Bowen (Labor) jointly held a press conference outside the Australian Parliament Building to announce the establishment of the Australian Delegation of the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG).
Member of the Australian Labor Party Dr. Carmen Lawrence attended the rally entitled “Join Together to Stop the CCP from Harvesting Organs of Living Falun Gong Practitioners”. She said that the persecution of Falun Gong is against the values respected in the 21st century.
Falun Gong practitioners from Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane held a rally and anti-torture exhibition in front of Parliament House in Canberra. They called on the Australian government to pay attention to the CCP’s atrocities of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners and take to measures to stop this crime against humanity.
After successfully visiting Canberra and Sydney and holding seminars there, on August 21, 2006, Edward McMillan-Scott, Vice President of the European Parliament, and David Kilgour, one of the two authors of the “Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China” traveled to Melbourne, their third stop in Australia.
On June 27, 2006, Falun Gong practitioners held a press conference in front of the Prime Minister’s Office building. They called on Australian Prime Minister John Howard to put forward the Falun Gong human rights issue and help rescue those family members being illegally imprisoned for practicing Falun Gong during his visit to China this week.
Falun Gong practitioners will stage an appeal outside of Parliament house on Tuesday 30 May 2006 calling for the Federal Government to participate in an investigation into organ harvesting from live Falun Gong detainees in China.