The government has again used FOI exemptions to block scrutiny of its handling of the Julian Assange case, including redacting material already publicly available.
Julian Assange's request for asylum in Ecuador has been strengthened by a letter from Greens Senator Scott Ludlam supporting his case that he has been effectively abandoned by the Australian government.
Evidence has emerged that disputes Foreign Minister Bob Carr's claim Julian Assange has received as much or more consular support in a comparable period than other Australians, and that anything further would amount to interference in another country's judicial process.
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange spoke to The Power Index about the lack of assistance from the federal government over his prolonged overseas legal plight, as he prepares for his latest appeal against extradition in a London Supreme Court.