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Response to the first Bring Julian Assange Home Parliamentary Group Meeting



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26 November 2019

RESPONSE TO THE FIRST BRING JULIAN ASSANGE HOME PARLIAMENTARY GROUP MEETING

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, will be joined by co-chair of the Bring Julian Assange Home Parliamentary Group, LNP Member for Dawson George Christensen, to discuss the establishment of the Group and the outcomes of its first meeting yesterday.

WHEN: 1.15pm TODAY 26 November 2019 WHERE: Mural Hall, Parliament House CANBERRA

“The first meeting of the Bring Julian Assange Home Parliamentary Group discussed a range of issues, and in particular Julian Assange’s deteriorating health, the injustice of his potential extradition to the US, and the way in which his treatment is a direct attack on journalists and the public’s right to know,” Mr Wilkie said.

“The Group is unanimously and strongly of the view that the US extradition request of Mr Assange be rescinded and that he be allowed to return to Australia.

“The Group agreed that Mr Christensen and I would write to the United States Ambassador to Australia and the British High Commissioner to Australia seeking to meet with them to discuss how Mr Assange can be brought back to Australia as quickly as possible.”

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