Epic Fail: Julian Burnside
Beginning with a story of failure in primary school athletics, lawyer and prominent rights advocate moves on to discuss Australia’s epic failure to address looming environmental problems, delivering an impassioned call to action for all of us.
If you want to succeed, you have to start by failing, and failing big. If you haven’t experienced the downside, the frustration, the rejection, then how can you appreciate the sweetness of success when it finally comes?
Australians from all walks of life come together on one big night to revel in the obstacles they have surmounted and the failures that have propelled them to the top of their game.
Julian Burnside AO QC is an Australian barrister who specialises in commercial litigation and is also deeply involved in human rights work, in particular in relation to refugees.