In a recent The Drum Opinion poll, over 80% of Australian citizens, feel that Julian Assange has not received adequate consular support and assistance/ help from their (Australian) government.
~ via Suelette Dreyfus who eloquently extrapolates: “when there’s bad news, shoot the messenger.”
below is a quote from the link:
” A recent Newspoll found that 81 per cent of Australians support whistleblowers for revealing serious wrongdoing, despite the fact they may have to reveal inside information to do it. A whopping 87 per cent of Australians believe that whistleblowers should be able to go to the media. There is overwhelming public support for strong whistleblower protection that defends those who go reveal the truth. Despite promises to introduce whistleblower protection laws after the last election, the Government has failed to deliver.
You can judge a society by how it treats its truth tellers. The Four Corners report illustrated all too painfully what happens when you tell truth to power. “