Why Julian Assange May Have a Case to Answer in Australia, Despite What the AFP Says (or, Why Julia Gillard Might Be Right)
9 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2011 Last revised: 13 Nov 2015
Date Written: January 1, 2011
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.
Keywords: Australian Criminal Law, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Telecommunication Offences
JEL Classification: K14, K42, K39
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