Wikileaks’ legal status should be fixed in Australia

Senate pushes for PM to retract prejudicial statements

By Dave Neal – Tue Oct 09 2012

The Australian Senate is making moves to ensure than the legality of what whisteblowing organisation Wikileaks does is protected.

In a statement today the Senate said that it has “insisted” that the Prime Minister retract “prejudicial” statements made against the organisation following a request from Australian Greens communications spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam.

The demand for a retraction follows statements made in late 2010 when the Prime Minister said that the work carried out by Wikileaks was illegal. Since then the Australian police have ruled differently. That being the case, said Ludlam, the Prime Minister should say so.

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