Bring Julian Assange Home Campaign

The Assange Campaign is excited by the formation of the Bring Julian Assange Home Parliamentary Group on 23 October 2019

We are currently working to ascertain (and document) the level of support from Parliamentarians for this Parliamentary Group

Currently we have established that only 20 of the 226 Senators and Members of Parliament support actions to bring Julian Assange home, even though a Free Julian Assange petition containing more than 200,000 signatures has been tabled in Parliament. As at February 2020 the petition is still growing strongly with 275,000 signatures and is now the fourth largest petition to be tabled in Parliament of Australian.

You may mail your support for this Parliamentary Group to your local representative in Australian Federal Parliament with our simple three step mailer.
For Australian voters it uses your postcode to determine your local member and all state senators and sends an email to each with your request to support this Parliamentary Group.
For International campaigners it mails the Australian Foreign Minister.

We are now in the process of planning ‘Town Hall’ meetings in electorates where a critical mass of mails have been submitted. These are intended to offer the local member the efficiency of addressing your concerns in person to a group rather than answering hundreds of emails on an individual basis.

If you know of any Parliamentarians incorrectly represented or omitted from the list below please contact the editors of this site.

Mr Adam Bandt MPMelbourneVictoriaAustralian GreensMember
Mr George Christensen MPDawsonQueenslandLiberal National Party of QueenslandCo-Chair
Mr Steve Georganas MPAdelaideSouth AustraliaAustralian Labor PartyMember
Dr Helen Haines MPIndiVictoriaIndependentMember
Mr Julian Hill MPBruceVictoriaAustralian Labor PartyMember
Hon Barnaby Joyce MPNew EnglandNew South WalesThe NationalsMember
Ms Rebekha Sharkie MPMayoSouth AustraliaCentre AllianceMember
Ms Zali Steggall OAM, MPWarringahNew South WalesIndependentMember
Mr Andrew Wilkie MPClarkTasmaniaIndependentCo-Chair
Senator Richard Di NataleVictoriaAustralian GreensMember
Senator Mehreen FaruqiNew South WalesAustralian GreensSupporter
Senator Stirling GriffSouth AustraliaCentre AllianceSupporter
Senator Sarah Hanson-YoungSouth AustraliaAustralian GreensSupporter
Senator Nick McKimTasmaniaAustralian GreensSupporter
Senator Rex PatrickSouth AustraliaCentre AllianceSupporter
Senator Janet RiceVictoriaAustralian GreensSupporter
Senator Rachel SiewertWestern AustraliaAustralian GreensSupporter
Senator Jordon Steele-JohnWestern AustraliaAustralian GreensSupporter
Senator Larissa WatersQueenslandAustralian GreensSupporter
Senator Peter Whish-WilsonTasmaniaAustralian GreensMember

1. The Australian Greens Party supports Freedom of the Press and the Release Of Julian Assange
2. Centre Alliance are concerned about both Mr Assange’s physical and mental health, as well as his human rights. Furthermore, they are concerned that Mr Assange is not receiving the support from the Australian Government that other Australians detained overseas are afforded.
3. Members of the Australian Labor Party are acting in personal capacities and not as party representatives
4. No members of the Liberal Party of Australia support the Bring Julian Assange Home Parliamentary Group

Mr Wilkie 
“The man’s an Australian. He’s not an American. And he wasn’t in the US when he spoke out about the war crimes. Put simply he must be allowed to return to Australia.” 
Mr Christensen 
“It’s about the principle of someone who’s published information on the internet and fallen afoul of laws [in a country] that they’re not a citizen of, that they actually haven’t set foot in”
Mr Barnaby Joyce
” 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, 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.”
Mr Wilke
“If we want to guarantee every Australian the right to a fair trial, and every journalist the right to report official misconduct, we must oppose this extradition and allow Assange to return to Australia”