A Greens motion to highlight the plight of Julian Assange has passed the Senate, with support from Labor and the crossbench. Senator Jacqui Lambie voted against the motion along with Government senators.
Greens member of the Parliamentary Friends of the Bring Julian Assange Home Group, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, moved the motion to highlight Julian Assange's contribution to journalism, and acknowledge the undue treatment he has faced.
“Today’s vote on this motion gives me hope. This parliament has come a long way on the Assange extradition issue in recent months.