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Why Julian Assange May Have a Case to Answer in Australia, Despite What the AFP Says (or, Why Julia Gillard Might Be Right)


Don Anton


Griffith University - Griffith Law School

Gregor Urbas


University of Canberra - Faculty of Business, Government and Law

January 1, 2011

ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 11-04

Abstract:     
Despite a finding by the Australian Federal Police that it has been unable to identify any breaches of Australian law by Julian Assange, the apparent leader of Wikileaks, we submit that such a finding is far from certain. While we are not in a position to second-guess the AFP on the strength of the evidence available, we highlight that there are matters of public record and a legal background that suggests that Assange and Wikileaks may have come close to committing an offence/s under the Australian Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) relating to telecommunication services.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 9

Keywords: Australian Criminal Law, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Telecommunication Offences

JEL Classification: K14, K42, K39


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Date posted: January 3, 2011 ; Last revised: March 11, 2014

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Anton, Don and Urbas, Gregor, Why Julian Assange May Have a Case to Answer in Australia, Despite What the AFP Says (or, Why Julia Gillard Might Be Right) (January 1, 2011). ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 11-04. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1733666 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1733666

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Donald K. Anton (Contact Author)
Griffith University - Griffith Law School ( email )
Kessels Road, Law Bldg (N61)
Nathan, QLD, 4111
Australia
+61.7.3735.8480 (Phone)
Gregor Urbas
University of Canberra - Faculty of Business, Government and Law ( email )
University Drive
Room 6C60
Bruce, 2617
Australia
(02) 6201 2729 (Phone)
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