“All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.” – James Thurber

About Julian Burnside

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.

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Speech to Labor National Conference

Today I recorded a speech to the Labor National Conference.  I did it because I was asked to.  They may not like it. SPEECH TO LABOR NATIONAL CONFERENCE What I have to say to you today is not what I would have expected to say. I do not expect you to agree with me. Let...

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Bronwyn Bishop must get the chop heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/s… News Ltd says it, Fairfax says it. Is LNP listening or are they all crooks? #auspol

Bronwyn Bishop expenses row: historic claims reveal another 15 trips gu.com/p/4b564/stw LNP should support no confidence motion #auspol

Richard Ackland exposes ALP's narrow vision on asylum seeker policy gu.com/p/4b45a/stw Nearly as bad as LNP's hypocrisy #auspol

31 July 2012: Gore Vidal died, and the world lost one of its sharpest writers

This is the test for Tony Abbott: will his party vote "no confidence" in the Speaker. If not, then the fact is he approves her rorts #auspol

Hanson-Young refers asylum seeker health provider IHMS to​ federal police gu.com/p/4b52q/stw You wouldn't invest in IHMS #auspol

Bronwyn Bishop apologises for 'error of judgment' gu.com/p/4b529/stw The only meaningful apology is her resignation #auspol

PM can't sack Speaker. But he has a majority of votes in House of Reps, and Speaker can be sacked by majority vote. Test for PM's sincerity

UK court rejects gov't appeal over fast-track detention of asylum seekers gu.com/p/4b4ct/stw Systematic unfairness: same here #auspol

No amount of apology would save you now Queen of Rorts pic.twitter.com/61XsXOFgeu Retweeted by Julian Burnside

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If only Abbott showed #Goodes a fraction of the support in his fight against racism, as he provides for Bishop's right to rort. #auspol Retweeted by Julian Burnside

“None of the other Indigenous players get booed.’’ Which conveniently ignores the fact none of the others had called racism at a packed MCG. Retweeted by Julian Burnside


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