posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 03:16 PM
"-More Labor MPs supporting WikiLeaks work
-MPs support freedom of speech, Assange
-"Government misread the public's mood"
JULIA Gillard is confronting a growing backlash within her own party, with more Labor MPs yesterday attacking the Prime Minister's language and
declaring their support for WikiLeaks's founder Julian Assange and free speech.
Ms Gillard said the latest WikiLeaks information dump was based on an illegal act, but Canberra has since insisted that was a reference to the
original theft of the material by a junior US serviceman rather than any action by Mr Assange.
However, Labor Left MP Maria Vamvakinou from Melbourne yesterday told The Australian the government had read the public mood wrongly on the issue and
said she supported the release of the classified material.
"The leaked material, I believe, the public should know about and have the right to know about this information. I believe that very strongly," she
said. "If you believe in freedom of speech, you can't pick and choose.
"I can't understand the comments that have been made by the members of the government. They are unwarranted."
The ALP's parliamentary Left national convenor Doug Cameron said he believed in freedom of the press and the right to publish material without Mr
Assange being depicted as a traitor"
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