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A Queensland man in London says he feels abandoned by the Federal Government after they failed to help him come home earlier this year.
Julian Assange, of Townsville, told this masthead today through his lawyers that he tried to come home when the Morrison Government told him to but says some personal business got in the way.
“When Scott Morrison told me to come home earlier this year, I wasn’t in a position to. I had some personal business to attend to in London and now that I want to come back, the Government says they can’t do anything,” he said.
“I think that’s pretty disappointing. Now, because of the Australian Government’s lack of action, I’m basically stuck here for good,”
“All I want to do is go back to Townsville and see the new stadium and go for a walk down The Strand. Perhaps run into JT and exchange pleasantries. Just a pensive, knowing head nod. As is the Townsville custom upon making eye contact with the King,”
“It’s all I want to do.”
The Advocate reached out to the government for comment but have yet to receive a reply.
More to come.