The recently elected Australian prime minister declined to say whether he had spoken to U.S. President Joe Biden about the case.
A British judge on Wednesday formally approved the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States to face spying charges. The case will now go to Britain's interior minister for a decision.
Lawyers for the WikiLeaks founder have 14 days to submit their application to the U.K.'s Supreme Court, which will decide whether to hear the case. His supporters see the ruling as a partial win.
The WikiLeaks founder and attorney Stella Moris began a relationship after Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2012. They have two sons together.
District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that the WikiLeaks founder must be held in custody while the U.S. government appeals an extradition request.
The WikiLeaks founder took refuge for seven years inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. He was removed in April 2019 and imprisoned while he awaited a decision on his extradition.