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Barrister Julian Burnside practises in commercial litigation, trade practices and administrative law – but he also takes pro-bono human rights cases and works as an advocate for refugees. He’s a dedicated supporter and patron of the arts, a noted and published lexophile and he writes books. Perhaps the biggest injustice is how he snagged those extra hours in each day.
In all seriousness, Burnside’s commitment to justice runs long – with a pronounced commitment to asylum seeker and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues. He’ll lead a panel conversation about justice – what it means to him, and what it should mean to all of us – with host Benjamin Law.
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.
Benjamin Law is a journalist, columnist, screenwriter and author of two books – The Family Law (2010) and Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012). Both were nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards. He’s also the author of a forthcoming Quarterly Essay, out September 2017. The Family Law is now an AACTA-nominated SBS TV series, which he co-wrote.
Kat Armstrong is the acting CEO of the Women's Justice Network and is an ex-prisoner, having served 10 years in prison. Kat commenced a law degree whilst serving a custodial sentence, and has since completed it 14 years later. When released from prison, Kat remained in Sydney – knowing nobody, homeless, and with just $213 to her name.
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Each month, join us at Sydney's Belvoir for a focused exploration of one idea. After the discussion, we’ll close with a performance or reading – illuminating or responding to a central idea from the night’s conversation.
Presented by the Wheeler Centre, Sydney Writers’ Festival and Belvoir.