Barnaby Joyce says Government should protect Julian Assange from extradition to the US

Mr Joyce says “Sovereignty is not just for people that you like or people that you have a philosophical relationship to, it might be for someone you detest, it might be for someone that you find completely obnoxious.
Nonetheless, if they’re a citizen of this nation, they should be afforded the rights of a citizen.”

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Mr Joyce argues if a person commits a crime in another country while they are there, they should be judged by those laws.
“If a person is residing in Australia and commits a crime in another country, I don’t believe that that is a position for extradition,” he said.
“If they weren’t actually there, if they weren’t present there, that is a question for Australian law.”
We have to follow the principle, even if we don’t have regard for the person.”