Extract from ABC News
One Nation senator Pauline Hanson says Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should be freed, and has likened his plight to that of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly. In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Senator Hanson urged him to begin a multilateral process bringing all Australian political parties together to support Mr Assange. "Australia has a long and proud history of anti-establishment folk heroes," she said in the letter. "One only needs to look at the case of Ned Kelly to see this is true. "Ned Kelly faced government oppression and corruption and was eventually shot and hung. "I don't think the people of Australia want to see another potential folk hero hung out to dry." Senator Hanson's push to free Mr Assange has the support of Aboriginal leader Noel Pearson, who wrote in a column for the Daily Telegraph that she "shone an important light" on selective standards of "many Australians".