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Julian Burnside: “I worry where our democracy is going”
Human Rights Arts and Film Festival kicks off at five cinemas across Melbourne on May 3.
On May 12, the festival is screening the world premiere of Judy Rymer’s Border Politics, wherein human rights lawyer Julian Burnside AO QC travels the globe to compare how different nations are responding to the refugee crisis.
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Burnside, 68, is a Melbourne-based commercial litigation barrister who became involved in human rights causes after 2001 when he was asked to act pro bono in the Tampa case.
A refugee advocate and fierce critic of the Australian government’s border protection policies, Burnside…