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Free Speech - A Discussion Between Julian Burnside and Chris Berg

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The Institute of Public Affairs and the Melbourne University Freedom Society are proud to present a special discussion on Wednesday 2 August between Julian Burnside AO QC and Dr Chris Berg on free speech.

Do we need more free speech in Australia?

Is free speech under threat?

Should section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act stay or go?

Have your say on the night with live professional electronic polling!

Julian Burnside AO QC
Julian Burnside is a barrister based in Melbourne. He specialises in commercial litigation. He joined the Bar in 1976 and took silk in 1989.
Julian was Senior Counsel assisting the Australian Broadcasting Authority in the “Cash for Comment” inquiry and was senior counsel for Liberty Victoria in the Tampa litigation.
He is a former President of Liberty Victoria, and has acted pro bono in many human rights cases, in particular concerning the treatment of refugees. In 2014, Julian was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize.

Dr Chris Berg
Chris Berg is a Postdoctoral Fellow at RMIT University and a Senior Fellow with the Institute of Public Affairs. Dr Berg is the author of five books including In Defence of Freedom of Speech: from Ancient Greece to Andrew Bolt. Dr Berg is one of Australia’s most prominent voices for free markets and individual liberty, and a leading authority on over-regulation, economic freedom and civil liberties. He is a frequent media commentator on television and radio and appears regularly throughout the electronic press.
Chris holds a PhD in economics from RMIT University and bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the University of Melbourne.

Please note that registration for this event is essential. Photo identification will be required upon entry.

Please email me at gcampbell@ipa.org.au if you have any queries.



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