Speaking via a videolink from the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has been granted asylum over rape charges in Sweden, Mr Assange said he hopes to vie for a post for a senate seat in Victoria later this year.
His WikiLeaks Party has field seven candidates, from academics, journalists and human rights activists who stand for “unswerving commitment to the core principles of civic courage nourished by understanding and truthfulness and the free flow of information.’
Known for hacking into US diplomatic cables, Asange says his party, a part of accountability not government will shine light on injustice and corruption just as he has done in information flow.
“It’s a party to put into the Senate, to make sure whoever is put into the government does their job. It’s an insurance against the election,” he said in the video.