Julie Bishop dropped the ball on James Ricketson, now Marise Payne must step up

Australia needs to step up its efforts to help jailed filmmaker James Ricketson from rotting in Cambodian jail for six years.

Australia turned its back on one of our finest citizens — respected journalist and documentary maker James Ricketson — when he needed us most.

And fingers are now squarely pointed at outgoing foreign minister Julie Bishop, saying she could’ve done much more.

Ricketson was yesterday served a six-year sentence after being found guilty of “espionage”.

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