The Assange Campaign was heartened by the formation of the Bring Julian Assange Home Parliamentary Group on 23 October 2019. This cross-party Parliamentary Group provides a forum for the members to meet together and with stakeholders to discuss matters relating to Julian’s return to Australia.
The Bring Julian Assange Home Parliamentary Group is re-forming following the close of the 46th Parliament and will continue to be chaired by Andrew Wilkie, Independent Federal Member for Clark. All MPs and senators are invited to join as a member or supporter of the Group.
Several new MPs and senators have indicated they will join the Group. Is your representative a member?
If so – say thanks! If not – invite them to join.
We have set up a simple three step mailer below to help you start a conversation with your representatives in the Australian Federal Parliament. Simply add in your details and we’ll match them up to your local MP and State senators.
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Currently, we have established that at least 38 of the 226 Senators and Members of Parliament support actions to bring Julian Assange home.
The Australian Government is in a position to raise this issue internationally, please help us put pressure on them to pick up the phone and join the fight for press freedom using our easy three step mailer above.
If you know of any Parliamentarians incorrectly represented or omitted from the list below please contact the editors of this site.
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. However the Australian Labor Party grass roots now supports Julian’s immediate release from prison (see resolution below)
4. The Liberal Party of Australia has no published party policy. Support for the Bring Julian Assange Home Parliamentary Group is a choice of individual conscience.
Australian Labor Party Resolution of Support for Julian Assange
Labor believes that the Australian government should be doing everything necessary to ensure that Mr Julian Assange is treated fairly and humanely, and welcomes the priority given to the health and welfare of Mr Assange in the UK Court’s decision. This includes ensuring that under no circumstances should Mr Assange—or any Australian—face the death penalty.
The UK Court has found that Mr Assange should not be extradited to the USA given his ill-health, and Labor believes it is now time for this long drawn out case against Julian Assange to be brought to an end.
more details on this resolution