Guided by Justice and Compassion

  • “Offshore: Behind the wire on Manus and Nauru” by  Madeline Gleeson

    “Offshore: Behind the wire on Manus and Nauru” by Madeline Gleeson

    Julian Burnside writes “On 9 May I launched OFFSHORE by Madeline Gleeson
    Madeline is a Research Associate at the wonderful Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law
    It is a terrific book. Buy it; read it; ask yourself: “How did it come to this?”
    I have never launched a book which is as compelling as Offshore
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  • Closing Manus Island detention centre. Where to now?

    Closing Manus Island detention centre. Where to now?

    Read the views of Frank Brennan, Waleed Aly, Julian Burnside and Richard Ackland on the PNG High Court decision that Australia must close the detention centre on Manus Island.Read more

  • The Forgotten Children: National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention (2014)

    The Forgotten Children: National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention (2014)

    The Australian Human Rights Commission has just released their report on The Forgotten Children: National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention (2014).  This is a “must read” report for anyone interested in the rights of asylum seeker children. Click on the image on the left and follow the links to read or download this report.    Read more

  • Sydney Peace Prize 2014 – Julian Burnside

    2014 Sydney Peace Prize awarded to Julian Burnside AO QC “Boat people are not illegal;… our politicians have persuaded us to tolerate – even to reward – cruelty…” Julian Burnside’s inspiring lecture is available on line on ABC Big Ideas Listen to Julian Burnside’s interview on ABC Sunday Profile 7 November 2014Read more

  • Major new report – Beyond the Boats

    Australia needs long term policy to handle immigration says major new report Sarah Whyte Immigration Correspondent SMH 4 November 2014 The Abbott government may have claimed victory in stopping the boats, but that should only be the beginning of Australia’s response to the long-term humanitarian crisis of displaced people, a major report into the country’sRead more

  • JULIAN BURNSIDE: Australia’s Refugee Policy: Are We Getting it Right?

    The following YouTube video is of Barrister Julian Burnside’s closing address on Saturday 15 September at the Migration 2012 Conference, Menzies Sydney Hotel.  While this conference was in 2012, the issues covered by Julian Burnside  are very relevant today. [niceyoutubelite id=”mGUOyhX0kNI” aspect_ratio=”16:9″]Read more