We are over 135,000 & Notice 35 delivered to 226 parliamentarians,
May 6, 2019 —
Hi Fellow Signatory,
I hope you are all well.
We have much work to do, but on a positive we are making headway.
We are over 135,000. Serious numbers and size now. We became part of parliamentary process on Feb. 21, 2019 with 30,000 signatures now on May 7, 2019 we are over 135,000.
Never underestimate the Power of 1 X 135,000.
Never Underestimate the POWER of ONE. a Citizen will carry this all the way. Just watch, determination to make sure tomorrow we never see this open and obvious travesty of justice that is beyond comprehension.
I need all of you to continue to reshare the petition link across all social media platforms. I can not underestimate the importance of momentum of a campaign, particularly one that is targeted to save a life and uphold democratic principals. We are massive and we should use our numbers to magnify and multiply to the best we can. Never underestimate the power You hold at you finger tips.
To confirm I just delivered Petition notice 35 to all Parliamentarians that make up the Australian Government. The government itself is in "caretaker mode" as the election is due May 18. I delivered the Notice to each and every one of their 226 Australian Parliament email server accounts and have received email confirmations of delivery.
So why send a notice now?. Because we are preparing the Parliament by placing the Dept. of Foreign Affairs & Trade on Notice that the next Minister is expected to followup on Marise Payne's commitment. towards our petition's demands. We want immediate focus and action.
We have a Hero to Save and with him Freedom of the Press.
I have pasted the text from Notice 35 below as this Change platform does not permit full document up;loads on Updates.
Free Julian Assange Petition: Notice 35
Over 135,000 signatories as at May 7, 2019
Petition To: The Hon. Marise Payne, Senator
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ms Penny Wong MP Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs
Petition To: The Hon. Scott Morrison, MP
Prime Minister of Australia
Mr Bill Shorten MP Leader of the Opposition
Petition To: All Hon. Senators and MP’s
This 135,000+ petition is in parliament and reminds the Australian Government that the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade committed to report back to Sen. Peter Whish Wilson regarding the USA Extradition order: Ref. Marise Payne DFAT Senate Est. Feb. 21, 2019 (transcript attached). At that time this petition was 30,000 strong and the Australian Government denied knowledge of any “USA Extradition”. Now we are over 135,000 signatories and Julian Assange’s justification for asylum has been vindicated by the May 2, 2019 USA Extradition court hearing in London.
135,000 signatories are here to help the Australian Government do the right thing and free Julian Assange, before it’s too late by stopping the USA Extradition of Julian Assange.
The sheer numbers in this petition now provide the Australian Government, on one hand with a vindicated call to action, as well as providing the government with a conforming petitioned administrative pathway to secure a No Extradition to USA agreement on behalf of its Australian Citizen and internationally awarded journalist Julian Assange and over 135,000+ herein Signatories.
There is no democratic justification for Mr Assange to be extradited to the USA, he is a journalist and should be protected as one. He published what we the signatories expect a journalist to infact publish. The only justification for an extradition to the USA would be to serve systemic government criminality and its concealment. The USA has no right to extradite a journalist for investigative work, this is an absolute travesty of justice and goes against fundamental democratic principals in relation to press freedom. The people will not accept anything other than a guarantee of No Extradition to the USA.
Signatories will not permit this Australian Citizen and journalist to be silenced or assassinated.
Petitioner on behalf of over 135,000 Signatories
Free Julian Assange, before it’s too late. Petition link click to sign: http://chng.it/KLMLppvYks
For more updates and facts visit https://iamwikileaks.org
Transcript: Australian Gov.; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee 21/02/2019
Government discussion relating to this Free Julian Assange petition (30,000 signatures at the time) pasted herein. Participants: Mr Larsen is DFAT Sen. Legal Advisor, Senator Peter Whish Wilson (Australian Greens), Andrew Todd, assistant secretary for the Consular and Crisis Management Division of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Senator Marise Payne is Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade (LNP).
Senator WHISH-WILSON: If I have time I'll come back to that. Is the Australian government aware of criminal charges against Mr Assange in the United States?
Mr Larsen : The Australian government is not aware of that, no.
Senator WHISH-WILSON: Did the Australian government follow up with the US authorities following the mistaken publication of a document that suggested Mr Assange was facing criminal charges? Did you seek information on that?
Mr Larsen : I don't know the answer to that question. Is there a particular date that you're—
Senator WHISH-WILSON: I'll get that for you. You're not aware of that report?
Mr Larsen : Personally I'm not aware, no.
Senator WHISH-WILSON: You are not aware of any reports that he is facing criminal charges in the US?
Mr Larsen : I have seen media references to the possibility of criminal charges, yes.
Senator WHISH-WILSON: They haven't been followed up by you?
Mr Larsen : I would need to check that.
Senator WHISH-WILSON: I'll get you those details. Is the Australian government aware of any extradition request from the US to the United Kingdom?
Mr Larsen : The Australian government is not aware of any extradition request from the United States to the United Kingdom in relation to Mr Assange.
Senator WHISH-WILSON: Have you sought any assurances that an extradition notice doesn't exist?
Mr Larsen : I don't know that we've sought assurances in precisely those terms. I will check that. We have of course informed ourselves concerning the United States judicial system and asked questions where there have been references. But I don't know the precise answer to those inquiries.
Senator WHISH-WILSON: Briefly, what sorts of processes does the Australian government undertake and what sorts of safeguards are in place when an Australian citizen is facing extradition and could face the death penalty?
Mr Todd : In the case of Mr Assange and the United Kingdom, the extradition processes would be undertaken in accordance with UK law. He has a full entitlement to use every legal avenue available to him in the UK to defend his interests and pursue those matters.
Senator WHISH-WILSON: There's a petition being circulated at the moment that's got over 30,000 signatures asking for the Prime Minister to intervene and bring Mr Assange back to Australia. Are you able to comment on whether there have been any briefings that you have provided? I'm not asking for the advice. Have you provided any briefings at all to the Prime Minister or to the minister about bringing Mr Assange back to Australia?
Mr Todd : Our view is that Mr Assange is free to return to Australia at any time that he chooses to leave the Ecuadorian embassy.
Senator WHISH-WILSON: Are you saying he should be free at any time he chooses to leave the Ecuadorian embassy?
Mr Todd : If he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy, as I've said previously before this committee, he would be subject to any outstanding judicial processes in the UK. We have assurances from senior government representatives in the UK that he'll be given all due legal process. I understand that that relates to an outstanding bail matter. As Mr Larsen said at the last hearing of this committee, he has a current Australian passport.
Senator WHISH-WILSON: Are you aware of the petition that's been circulating calling for his release?
Mr Todd : I have seen a copy of that petition.
Senator WHISH-WILSON: Going back to the issue Mr Larsen mentioned about seeking assurances that an extradition notice doesn't exist in the UK, because I think this is the critical problem, you said 'not quite in those terms'. Could you elaborate a bit on what kinds of conversations you have had with the UK government about any potential extradition of Mr Assange?
Mr Larsen : I know that we have had extensive conversations with the United Kingdom government concerning Mr Assange. I will need to check precisely what discussions we have had about the possibility of a United States extradition request. I don't have that answer with me.
Senator WHISH-WILSON: Is it possible for me to seek a private briefing with you, on your indulgence, Minister, on this matter?
Senator Payne: We'll facilitate a briefing, Senator Whish-Wilson.
Senator WHISH-WILSON: Thank you.
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