CN Live! presents an exclusive interview with Australian Senator David Shoebridge, who was part of the six-member delegation from the Australian Parliament that visited Washington to lobby for the release of imprisoned publisher Julian Assange.
Six members of the Australian parliament have just completed two days in Washington D.C., armed with a bi-partisan agenda and the backing of an entire nation as they tried to convince Congressmen and State and Justice Department officials that the American pursuit of Australian publisher Julian Assange is wrong and must be stopped.
The cross-party delegation lobbied for Assange’s release ahead of Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s state visit to the White House at the end of October, where it is expected he will bring up Assange.
The MPs who traveled to Washington were former National Party leader Barnaby Joyce, Liberal Senator Alex Antic, Labor MP Tony Zappia, Independent MP Dr. Monique Ryan and Greens Senators David Shoebridge and Peter Whish-Wilson.
Senator Shoebridge joins CN Live! from Washington.
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