Breakfast with Julian Burnside
with JULIAN BURNSIDE AO QC
Julian will speak on the topic: Where are we going? – indefinite detention has been practised harshly since 2001; offshore processing has been the order of the day since 2013. Our response to refugees has been conspicuously and deliberately cruel. We are betraying our image of ourselves. We are now seen overseas as cruel and selfish. What will it take to end this?
Julian Burnside is celebrated nationally for his work as a barrister in Australia, as well as a human rights and refugee advocate, and author. His legal practice is principally in commercial litigation, trade practices and administrative law.
He is also well known for his strong opposition to the mandatory detention of asylum seekers, and has provided legal counsel in a wide variety of high-profile cases.