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Party Revolt Growing over PM Gillard's Stance on Wikileaks

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posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 03:16 PM
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"-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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posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 03:45 PM
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more support for wiki this is great news
i think gilard is realising her perverted veiw of information surpresion flys in the face of democracy
and the veiws of australia

someone remind the aussy pm that the truth keeps democracy from evoling into fashism

xploder



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 03:58 PM
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Originally posted by XPLodER
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more support for wiki this is great news
i think gilard is realising her perverted veiw of information surpresion flys in the face of democracy
and the veiws of australia

someone remind the aussy pm that the truth keeps democracy from evoling into fashism

xploder


It's good to see politicians speaking out for WL and free speech, and challenging this.



posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 04:48 PM
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agreed
i think the hard line wont work when public opinion is for wikileaks
julia just showed the world how dumb she is when she speaks

australia will support one of their own and julia will back down as she is on the wrong side of this
backflip anyone?

xploder



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