(Minghui.org) Gold Coast Falun Dafa practitioners had a rare opportunity to speak with the 9 News Brisbane and Gold Coast television news teams during a morning tea they organized at McDonald’s Tugun on July 18, 2019.

Practitioners met with different television presenters, including Andrew Lofthouse, Eva Milic, and rugby league legend “The King” Wally Lewis. The presenters learned about the beauty of the Falun Dafa meditation practice and heard about the Chinese regime’s 20-year-long persecution of the peaceful practice.

Practitioners with 9 News Queensland Presenter Wally Lewis (C)

Mr. Lofthouse was interested to hear about the international China Tribunal’s finding that the Chinese regime is continuing to harvest the organs of Falun Dafa practitioners, who are still being arbitrarily detained, tortured, and killed simply for exercising and trying to become more truthful, compassionate. and tolerant in their daily lives.

Ms. Milic listened to one practitioner recount how his knee healed after learning the Falun Dafa exercises. He said that his knee was so badly hurt while practicing judo that he was forced to wear a knee brace whenever he ran, but was able to make a full recovery by practicing the sitting meditation for about a year and a half.

Practitioners with 9 News Gold Coast Presenter Eva Milic (R)

This impressed Ms. Milic, who took a flyer and suggested that her mother might be interested in joining one of the Gold Coast Falun Gong practice sites. She had seen the practice site at Broadbeach’s Pratten Park and joked that she might even have a go herself.

Practitioners also spoke with Mr. Lewis, who mentioned that he could relate to the practitioner's sharing about recovering from a knee injury through practicing Falun Dafa, as he had suffered a fair share of injuries throughout his many years as a professional football player. He took a flyer and said that he would read it.

Practitioners thanked the 9 News Queensland team for being very gracious hosts.