Assange quizzes PM
WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange has asked Prime Minister Julia Gillard via video link if she swapped information with foreign powers about Australian citizens. Assange, under house arrest in London, made a surprise appearance on video during the ABC’s Q& A program last night to ask the question. Ms Gillard rejected the claim. ‘‘ I honestly don’t know what he’s talking about,’’ she said. ‘‘ To my knowledge it hasn’t happened.’’ But she conceded that the exchange of information between countries happened often, in cases relating to drug or people trafficking.