Thursday, May 31, 2012

Carr defends Government's handling of Assange

Foreign Minister Bob Carr has defended the amount of help the Government has given to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Mr Assange's lawyers have been given two weeks to consider their next move after his by Britain's Supreme Court yesterday.

Mr Assange is wanted for questioning in Sweden over sexual assault allegations.

Bob Carr says no Australian has received more consular support in a comparable period than Mr Assange.

Senator Carr says consular officials remain in contact with Mr Assange's lawyers and the Government has made representations to ensure he is treated fairly in Sweden.

"As far as I can tell there's been no Australian who's received more consular support in a comparable period than Mr Assange," he said.

Senator Carr says he is monitoring the case closely. Read More