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ADMINISTRATION—MR JULIAN ASSANGE—RECOGNITION AS A JOURNALIST

Senator Ludlam, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 666—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 JosCouso Press Freedom Award 2011;

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

 (g) Amnesty International UK Media Award 2009.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 11

Senators—

Brown, Bob

Di Natale

Hanson-Young

Ludlam

Madigan

Milne

Rhiannon

Siewert (Teller)

Waters

Wright

Xenophon

NOES, 25

Senators—

Arbib

Back

Birmingham

Brown, Carol

Cameron

Colbeck

Crossin

Edwards

Farrell

Fawcett

Feeney

Fifield

Furner

Gallacher

Kroger

Lundy

Marshall

McEwen (Teller)

McKenzie

McLucas

Moore

Parry

Polley

Pratt

Sterle

Question negatived.

Statement by leave: Senator Ludlam, by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.