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Cairns: Breakfast with Julian Burnside AO QC

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Cairns, QLD 4870

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Cairns Tropical Writers Festival will host a breakfast with Julian Burnside OA, QC on Friday 10 August, as part of the biennial Cairns Tropical Writers Festival 10-12 August 2018. Bookings are now open for individuals, or tables of 8 friends or colleagues.

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.

In 2009, Burnside was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) "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." He was also awarded the City of Sydney Peace Prize.

LATEST BOOK
His recent book, Watching Out: reflections on justice and injustice, will be available at the festival bookshop, and for signings by the author.

BORDER POLITICS DOCUMENTARY
In association with the festival, Endcredits Film Club in Cairns will screen Border Politics on Thursday night 9 August. This new documentary follows human rights barrister Julian Burnside as he traverses the globe examining the harsh treatment of refugees metered out by most Western democracies. Seventy years after the world constructed international conventions to ensure the horrors of World War II wouldn’t be repeated, he concludes, the current erosion of human rights poses a threat to the very democratic values that define Western society. (This film is restricted to persons aged 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult.)

CAIRNS FOR REGUGEES EVENT
By arrangement with the Cairns Tropical Writers Festival while in Cairns, Julian will speak at a Cairns for Refugees event at the Cairns Hospital Auditorium at 6.00pm on Friday night 10 August introduced by Caroline de Costa.

EXTRA WRITERS FESTIVAL APPEARANCES
On Saturday 11 August as a headliner of the biennial festival program, Julian Burnside AO QC will be interviewed by Geordie Williamson of The Australian, on the topic, Graveyard of a million Dreams': Julian Burnside and border politics. He will also be part of a panel with ABC Conversations broadcaster and author Richard Fidler, and filmmmaker Anna Broinowski, discussing, Is Our Democracy Working?

Bookings for the breakfast and/or the weekend sessions are available on the festival website:

www.cairnstropicalwritersfestival.com

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