Motion re Consular Services to Mr. Julian Assange
To move - That the Senate-
1. Inconsistent or selective application of the Consular Services Charter leaves Australian citizens in doubt about the level of assistance they may receive if facing difficulties overseas.
Calls on the Prime Minister to:
1. Ensure that the government's efforts and engagement on behalf of Mr. Julian Assange are consistent with the highest level of support provided to other Australians in difficulty overseas.
2. Retract prejudicial statements regarding the illegality of Wikileaks publishing endeavours, found to be groundless by the Australian Federal Police, which have the potential to seriously jeopardise the potential for any fair trial or hearing for Mr. Assange.