(Question No. 1482)
Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 5 December 2011:
(1) Has the Attorney-General ascertained whether there are any charges to be laid by the Government of the United States of America (US) against Mr Julian Assange, including under the US Espionage Act of 1917 or other statutes.
(2) Has the government ascertained, whether formally or informally, the accuracy of reports of a sealed indictment of a US Grand Jury.