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Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Page: 7990


Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (15:43): I move:

That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that the High Court in London will bring down its decision on Wednesday, 2 November 2011 regarding Sweden's request to extradite Mr Julian Assange; and

   (b)   calls on the Government to ensure that:

      (i)   the consular and legal rights of all Australian citizens overseas are fully protected, and

      (ii)   if extradited to Sweden for questioning, Mr Assange not be subject to further extradition from Sweden to the United States of America under a bilateral agreement to which Australia is not party.

Question put.

The Senate divided. [15:45]

(The Deputy President—Senator Parry)

Question negatived.