Julian Assange gets a new Australian passport

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Fugitive Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been issued with a new Australian passport after lengthy negotiations over whether he was subject to an arrest warrant for a “serious foreign offence”.

  • Richard Baker
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

A Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade official confirmed in a Senate estimates hearing on Thursday that Mr Assange’s 2018 application for a new passport had been accepted.

Consular and Crisis Management Division first assistant secretary Andrew Todd said, “Mr Assange does have an Australian passport”.

The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed Mr Assange received his new Australian passport in…

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