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Monday, 18 August 2003
Page: 18669

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives assembled in parliament:

The petition of certain citizens and residents of Australia draws to the attention of the House the persecution of Falun Gong in China. Your petitioners therefore pray the House to request:

I. The Minister for Foreign Affairs to endorse the recommendation of the Hon. John Murphy MP, that the Minister make repres-entation to the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Mary Robinson, request-ing the UNHCHR commission to send either (1) a Special Rapporteur or (2) a Working Group for the purpose of investigating and reporting to the UNHCHR on allegations of persecution of members who participating in the Falun Gong practice.

II. The Minister of Foreign Affairs to encourage other member nations of the UNHCHR to do the same as in I. above in calling on the UNHCHR to commission.

by Mr Albanese (from 904 citizens)