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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

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
Getting The Facts Straight On Refugee

Getting The Facts Straight On Refugee Resettlement

The question all Australians should ask is this: What sort of country are we? Are we selfish or are we generous? Are we willing to mistreat terrified human beings who have the courage, and the initiative, to escape to safety?
07/09/2015 2:21 PM AEST