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Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Page: 1247


Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (15:39): I move:

That the Senate notes that Australian citizen Julian Assange has been recognised as a journalist by the:

   (a) Queen's Bench Division of the British High Court ruling of 2 November 2011;

   (b) Australian Walkley Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to Journalism 2011;

   (c) Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism 2011;

   (d) Italian International Piero Passetti Journalism Prize of the National Union of Italian Journalists 2011;

   (e) Spanish José Couso Press Freedom Award 2011;

   (f) Spanish Voice of the West Freedom of Expression Award 2011; and

   (g) Amnesty International UK Media Award 2009.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: The question is that notice of motion No. 666 moved by Senator Ludlam be agreed to: