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Frequently Asked Questions

What are WikiLeaks Party’s objectives?  
What are the WikiLeaks Party’s policies?  
Who are the WikiLeaks Party candidates in this year’s election? 
What is the relationship between WikiLeaks and the WikiLeaks Party?
What is happening with Julian Assange? 
How can Julian Assange run for the Australian Senate while he is in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London? 
What will happen if he is elected?
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ho can become a member of the Wikileaks Party?
Can people from states and territories outside NSW, Victoria and Western Australia join? 
Volunteer for the WikiLeaks Party
Donate to the WikiLeaks Party
Keep up with WikiLeaks Party news 

 

What are WikiLeaks Party’s objectives?

The WikiLeaks Party believes that truthful, accurate, factual information is the foundations of life and democracy, and are essential to the protection of human rights and freedoms. Where the truth is suppressed or distorted, corruption and injustice are allowed to flourish. We insist on transparency of governmental, corporate and NGO policy, information and action, so that these may be evaluated using all the available facts. Through transparency, genuine accountability can be achieved, and therefore justice.

What are the WikiLeaks Party’s policies?

Visit the Platform section of our website for further information. The party will release further statements throughout the period leading up to the election. Our statements of position will always start from our core values and be guided by our objectives; the free flow of information and transparency to achieve true accountability.

 

Who are the WikiLeaks Party candidates in the WA election?

The WikiLeaks Party will be running atleast two candidates in the 2014 Western Australian Senate election, we will publish further information once the candidate selection has been finalised, members will receive additional email communication in the meantime.

What is the relationship between WikiLeaks and the WikiLeaks Party?
We are two distinct entities which share a common set of values. The WikiLeaks founder and editor in chief Julian Assange will be the WikiLeaks Party’s lead candidate for Victoria for the Australian Senate in the 2013 Federal elections. The WikiLeaks Party and its volunteers are not employed by or otherwise affiliated with the WikiLeaks organisation. Find out more about WikiLeaks at https://wikileaks.org/   

What is happening with Julian Assange?

After WikiLeaks’ publication of Pentagon and State Department documents in 2010, the White House launched a multi-agency investigation into WikiLeaks and its publisher Julian Assange. The investigation includes the Department of Justice (DOJ), the FBI, the State Department, the CIA and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) among others. The DoJ / FBI investigation is ongoing, as is its associated Grand Jury in Alexandria, Virginia. According to a confidential email obtained from the private US intelligence company Stratfor, US prosecutors have drawn up secret charges against Julian Assange,Julian Assange was granted political asylum on 19 August 2012 by the government of Ecuador. He remains under their protection in the Embassy of Ecuador in London. British police have surrounded the embassy and the British government admits to spending more than $4.5 million on this policing presence so far. Contrary to international law, the United Kingdom refuses to grant Julian Assange safe passage to Ecuador, saying that he must be extradited to Sweden to answer questions. He has not been charged with an offence in either country and thechief of the Swedish Supreme Court says there is no legal reason why Swedish police cannot go to London should they wish to speak to him.

Throughout this period the Australian Government has refused to acknowledge these investigations and has failed to provide more than minimal consular support to Assange in his fight against extradition. View a timeline of the Australian Government’s betrayal of Julian Assange.

How can Julian Assange run for the Australian Senate while he is in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London?

The Commonwealth Electoral Act section 163 establishes the critera by which someone can be eligible to be nominated as a candidate for the Senate. They must be at least 18 years of age, an Australian citizen and enrolled to vote at a House of Representatives election or be qualified to enrol. Julian Assange satisfies all of these criteria. Julian Assange ran as a candidate for the WikiLeaks Party in the 2013 Victorian Senate Election.

What will happen if he is elected?

In the event that Julian is elected our hope is, naturally, that he will take his seat in the Australian Senate. However if, when the time comes, he is unable to return to Australia to take up his seat, a WikiLeaks Party nominee would fill the vacancy.
Julian Assange was not elected in the September 2013 election for the Victorian Senate seats.
 

Who can become a member of the Wikileaks Party?

You can join the WikiLeaks party if you are over 18 years of age, an Australian citizen enrolled with the Electoral Commission, Federal and State, and you are not a member of another party. If you are currently overseas you can join as long as you meet all these criteria. Go to our online membership application form.

 

Can people from states and territories outside NSW, Victoria and Western Australia join? 

Yes, anyone who meets the membership requirements can join.

 

Volunteer for the WikiLeaks Party

We are looking for volunteers. Our volunteers will be an important part of our campaign, helping out online, in the street and at fundraisers. We are keen to hear from you wherever you may live and whatever your background. One of the important roles for our supporters will be helping us out at booths on polling day on September 14. By becoming a WikiLeaks Party volunteer you will receive news and updates from the party, meet like minded supporters, and importantly, have fun. Register your interest here,

 

Donate to the WikiLeaks Party

There are a number of ways you can support us; cash or cheque in the mail, electronic funds transfer with your bank, or credit card. More payment options including PayPal and BitCoin are also being added. Visit our Donate page.

 

Keep up with WikiLeaks Party news

We’ll be posting to our blogs and sending news and updates to our members and volunteers regularly. And of course everyone can keep up with our news on Twitter @wikileaksparty, and with WikiLeaks Party on Facebook.