"Mr Assange will continue to receive the usual consular support from the Australian Government," she said in a statement. "Consular officers will seek to visit Mr Assange at his place of detention."
Payne added that she was "confident" that he "will receive due process in the legal proceedings he faces in the United Kingdom".
"As the matter is the subject of law enforcement and legal proceedings we will not provide ongoing comment."
Assange's case has been controversial in his native Australia, where supporters have launched a vocal and coordinated campaign to press successive governments to bring him home.
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