Australian politicians commemorate World Falun Dafa Day

Falun Gong began as a spiritual practice that dates back thousands of years to the name of China’s “Kigon Fever” in the 1990s, and became a movement that spreads throughout China and around the world. Mark First open to the public in China, it is celebrated around the world as World Falun Dafa Day.

Since its introduction in 1995, Australia has focused on improving people’s moral compass and physical well-being, focusing on the virtues of truth-compassion-tolerance, and therefore hundreds of followers from different ethnic backgrounds. Has fascinated me.

In the week leading up to the biggest anniversary of our wedding anniversary, more than 15 Australian politicians from various states joined millions of people to commemorate the day.

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Falun Gong learners attending a rally and parade at CBD in Sydney, Australia, May 13, 2021. (Schenke / The Epoch Times)

In a two-minute video, Tasmanian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz thanked Falun Gong practitioners for their confrontation of persecution through peaceful resistance and increased international awareness.

“It is heartwarming to see the Falun Dafa’s determination and determination to pursue freedom and peace after 20 years of sustained and systematic atrocities and oppression,” said Abets.

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Eric Abets, Free Senator Tasmania, at the Conservative Political Activities Council (CPAC) in Sydney, Australia, on November 4, 2020. (The Epoch Times)

Senator Liberal, Consetta Fiera Vantiwells, New South Wales, congratulated practitioners as one of the “first” movements to warn the world of the widespread human rights abuses of the Chinese Communist Party.

“You should be praised for your courage, courage, and spiritual strength,” she said.

As of 2009, at least 2,000 Falun Gong practitioners were reportedly tortured and killed in concentration camps.

Lawmaker David Matas, human rights activist David Matas, and researcher Ethan Gutmann have reported that tens of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners have also been killed, offering lucrative trade in human organs and corpses. .. More than 60,000 illegal organ transplants are performed each year in China, and abuse is believed to continue.

Dean Smith, a Liberal Senator in Western Australia, said the Australian government “is aware of the nasty reports of illegal organ removal in China.”

“These practices are crimes against human dignity and are strongly opposed by the government,” Smith added.

Alex Antic, a South Australian Liberal Senator, said Faun’s practitioners, here in Australia, also faced incredible pressure and threat from the Chinese Communist Party to confront their beliefs.

“International Falun Dafa Day is more than just celebrating the spiritual practice of Falun Gong. It is also the teaching of Falun Dafa centered on the principles of truth, compassion and tolerance, in stark contrast to the authoritarian rule of the Chinese Communist Party. It’s also reminiscent of, “Antic said.

“I encourage followers to continue to be proud of their history and traditions,” he said.

“We know that there is no law to outlaw Falun Gong and there is no legal basis for the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of practitioners,” said Tammy Franks, Greens’ parliamentary leader.

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South Australian House of Assembly member Tammy Franks attended the rally and gave a speech. (The Epoch Times / The Epoch Times)

Officials from various aspects of the political spectrum have also expressed their congratulations for the day.

“With nearly 30 years of history and practiced by more than 100 million people in more than 100 countries, the universal principles of truth, compassion and tolerance were meaningful to many. Is clear, “said Bonnie Sam O’Connor, a member of the Liberal Nationalist Party.

Meanwhile, opposition member David Krisafurli said that Falun Dafa’s commitment to the universal principles of truth, compassion, and tolerance “praises it even to those who may not consider themselves a believer. There are many. “

Labor Parliamentarian Julia Finn also praised this practice as “focusing on promoting China’s cultural values ​​using strong moral and ethical principles.”

The deputy mayor of the city of Ryde Peter Kim praised the meditation therapy introduced by the practitioners, who have made significant benefits to the physical and mental health of the community.

“The meditation session was valuable to the Ride residents because we are in the midst of a pandemic and feel that many residents are trapped,” Kim said.

Other Australian politicians also sent letters and declarations in support of the anniversary and in praise of the practice. For Coomera Michael Crandon, a member of Cheltenham Joe Szkacs, Deputy Mayor of the City of Ryde Peter Kim, and Parramatta Councilor Bob Dwyer.