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Julian Burnside

Barrister, human rights activist, supporter of the arts

Julian Burnside AO QC is an Australian barrister who practises principally in commercial litigation, trade practices and administrative law. He is also a human rights and refugee advocate, and author.


Malcolm Turnbull Has Ducked The Greatest Moral Challenge Of His Political Life

A number of doctors have said plainly that detention on Nauru constituted child abuse. No-one familiar with the basics of the system could disagree. Turnbull had a choice: he could deliberately, knowingly send children to a situation amounting to child abuse, or he could begin to recast Australia's shameful refugee detention system.
04/02/2016 4:04 PM AEDT