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LAW AND JUSTICE—MR JULIAN ASSANGE

Senator Ludlam, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 517—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—

AYES,9


Senators—
Brown, BobLudlamRhiannonWaters
Di NataleMilneSiewert (Teller)Wright
Hanson-Young

NOES, 38


Senators—
AdamsCashKroger (Teller)Pratt
BackColbeckLudwigSingh
BernardiCollinsLundySinodinos
BilykCrossinMadiganStephens
BirminghamEdwardsMarshallSterle
BishopFarrellMcEwenThistlethwaite
BoyceFawcettMcKenzieUrquhart
Brown, CarolFifieldMcLucasWilliams
BushbyFisherMoore
CameronGallacherParry

Question negatived.