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Word from The Hill: On the economy, people smugglers, parliamentary sitting, and Julian Assange

As well as her interviews with politicians and experts, Politics with Michelle Grattan includes “Word from The Hill”, where she discusses the news with members of The Conversation politics team. Politics editor Amanda Dunn and Michelle discuss Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe’s Tuesday statements about the economic outlook. Lowe has again warned of more rate rises, indicating the bank is determined to reduce inflation from a likely 7% at year’s end down to the 2-3% target range. But the Governor says he doesn’t expect Australia to face a recession. Meanwhile Home Affairs Minister Clare O'Neil has visited Sri Lanka this week...
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Julian Assange: what is Australia’s position on his extradition, and what options does it have?

Australia’s prime minister, Anthony Albanese, has said he stands by his previous comments opposing the ongoing pursuit of the WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange. But when asked on Monday whether he had spoken with Joe Biden about the US push to extradite Assange from the UK, Albanese indicated he would pursue the issue out of the public glare. The US is seeking to try Assange in connection with the publication of hundreds of thousands of leaked documents about the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, as well as diplomatic cables.
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Julian Assange can be extradited to US, says UK home secretary

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has approved an American request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Patel signed the order on June 17th, bringing Assange one step closer to facing espionage charges in the US. Assange’s legal counsel plans to appeal the decision before the UK’s High Court. “This is...
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Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Can Be Extradited To The US

The British Home Office has confirmed that the founder of Wikileaks can be extradited to the USA. Supporters are outraged. On June 17, 2022, British Home Secretary Priti Patel decided that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange could be extradited to the United States. This is reported by the media unanimously. He is to be tried there for allegations of espionage. Among other things, because of his publication called Collateral Murder on war crimes by the United States in Iraq, he faces 175 years in prison.
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UK grants extradition to US of Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange

The U.S. wants to put Assange on trial for conspiracy to hack and computer misuse. He also faces a number of charges under the controversial Espionage Act. His legal team has warned he could face a 175-year prison sentence under the U.S. justice system. Back in January 2021, a U.K....
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Secrets vs press freedom: the US case against Julian Assange

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, whose extradition to the United States was approved by Britain on Friday, faces charges of espionage in a case that could prove an unprecedented legal battle pitting national security against fundamental press freedom rights. "By continuing to extradite Assange, the Biden DOJ is ignoring the dire warnings of virtually every major civil liberties and human rights organization in the country that the case will do irreparable damage to basic press freedom rights of US reporters,"  Trevor Timm, executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, said. pmh/bgs
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Factbox-WikiLeaks' Founder Julian Assange

LONDON (Reuters) - British interior minister Priti Patel on Friday approved the extradition of WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange to the United States where he is wanted on 18 criminal charges, including breaking a spying law. Following are key events in the life of Assange and his long legal case:. July...
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UK Gives Go-ahead To U.S. Extradition Of WikiLeaks' Founder Julian Assange

British interior minister Priti Patel on Friday approved the extradition of WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange to the United States to face criminal charges, bringing his long-running legal saga closer to a conclusion. Assange is wanted by U.S. authorities on 18 counts, including a spying charge, relating to WikiLeaks' release of...
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