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Coalition lends voices of support for Assange

A few members of the Liberal-National Coalition have declared support for Julian Assange to be returned home, writes Dr Binoy Kampmark. WITH WIKILEAKS FOUNDER Julian Assange now fighting the next stage of efforts to extradite him to the United States to face 18 charges – 17 of which are based on the brutal, archaic Espionage Act – some Australian politicians have found their voice. It might be said that a few have even found their conscience. Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce was sufficiently exercised by the High Court judgment overturning the lower court ruling against extradition to demand an end…