The Co-Chairs of the Bring Julian Assange Home Parliamentary Group met with the United States Ambassador to Australia in Canberra.
“The Co-Chairs were grateful for the opportunity to meet with Her Excellency Caroline Kennedy, where they discussed the widespread concern in Australia about the ongoing attempts by the US to extradite Mr Assange to America. In particular they impressed upon the Ambassador the broad support in the Australian Parliament for Mr Assange, which was echoed clearly by both the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader last week when they said this matter had gone on long enough.
“There are a range of views about Mr Assange in the Australian community and the members of the Parliamentary Group reflect that diversity of views. But what is not in dispute in the Group is that Mr Assange is being treated unjustly, and that the community feels that the extradition should be dropped and Mr Assange allowed to return to Australia.
“The meeting at the US Embassy was attended by Co-Chairs the Independent Member for Clark Andrew Wilkie, Labor Member for Fremantle Josh Wilson, Liberal Member for Bass Bridget Archer and Greens Senator David Shoebridge. They were joined by the Labor Member for Bruce Julian Hill.”