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The Power of Language in Advocacy – Mr Julian Burnside AO QC – Curia Legal Event

16 June 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

Join Mr Julian Burnside AO QC online as he brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to discuss the power of language in the context of human rights advocacy.

Mr Burnside is a prominent barrister, accomplished author and human rights advocate. His legal practice is principally in commercial litigation, trade practices and administrative law. However, following his involvement with refugee issues during the Tampa stand-off, he has also developed a distinguished public law practice. Mr Burnside’s landmark cases include successfully appearing for the Plaintiff in Trevorrow v South Australia in which the court recognised membership of the ‘Stolen Generation’ as a legal basis for compensation. He also successfully appeared before the Federal Court and the High Court for the Maritime Union of Australia in the Patrick Stevedores v MUA litigation (the ‘Waterfront Dispute’). Mr Burnside is widely recognised and celebrated as one of Australia’s leading advocates in relation to the treatment of asylum seekers and the protection of human rights. In 2009, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (OA) for “service as a human rights advocate, particularly for refugees and asylum seekers, to the arts as a patron and fund-raiser, and to the law.”

Registration is free.