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Monday, 21 February 2011
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To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives

To the Honourable Speaker and members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled: The petition of the undersigned shows:

1.   That Mr Julian Assange is an Australian Citizen.

2.   That on 2nd December 2010 the Prime Minister stated that the publishing of certain information on the Wikileaks website by Mr Assange was “An Illegal thing to do”.

3.   That the Attorney-General of Australia has stated that he has considered the cancellation of the Australian Passport held by Mr Assange.

4.   United States Politician, Ms Sarah Palin, has called for Mr Assange to be “hunted down”. 5. Mr Tom Flanagan, Senior Advisor to the Canadian Prime Minister has, on public television, called for Mr Assange’s assassination.

Your petitioner requests that the House of Representatives:

1.   Call upon the Prime Minister to explain to the Senate the basis for her allegation against a fellow Australian citizen that he is a criminal.

2.   Call upon the Attorney-General to state to the Senate whether he received any request for the cancellation of Mr Assange’s Australian Passport pursuant to the Australian Passports Act.

3.   Call upon the Minister for Foreign Affairs to summon the Ambassador for from the United States of America to Australia and demarche condemning the comments of Ms Palin.

4.   Call upon the Minister for Foreign Affairs to summon the Canadian High Commissioner to Australia and demarche condemning the comments of Mr Flanagan.

5.   Call upon the Governor-General of Australia to provide such protection and assistance to Mr Assange as to which he may stand in need.

by Mr Murphy (from one citizen)