Created: Tuesday, 27 March 2012 Written by Come on BrutusUnder instructions from the USA, the Australian government has pushed through new legislation that will allow them to prosecute Julian Assange if he was living in Australia and is charged with a crime in the USA.
The "WikiLeaks Amendment" also makes it easier for foreign governments to extradite Australians. Thanks Julia, thanks Tony!
Julia Gillard took over responsibility for Australia's cyber security policy less than a month after Barack Obama’s Australian visit and when asked about Wikileaks in November last year the US Ambassador to Australia told Anne Davies of the Sydney Morning Herald that, "We will have to see whether there is an offence against any person, and Australia will have to evaluate its own extradition obligations."
The emphasis of Australia being an obsequious client state of the USA continues despite informed Australians cringing in disgust.
The corporate aligned main stream media has virtually completed ignored reporting these new laws that further reduce the rights of all Australians.
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