BMRSG invites you to lunch with Julian Burnside
12.30pm Sunday 26 August
Bistro 56, Royal Hotel, 220 Macquarie Road, Springwood
Lunch: Two courses, vegans and vegetarians cater for. Identify dietary restrictions when booking. Buy your own drinks.
Cost: $65 waged, $50 unwaged
Tickets: Online or Megalong Books Leura, Turning Page Springwood, or Bistro 56, Royal Hotel Springwood
Julian Burnside AO QC
Julian Burnside is a barrister, human rights advocate, author and past president of Liberty Victoria. He is well known for his staunch opposition to the mandatory detention of asylum seekers, and has provided legal counsel in a wide array of high-profile cases.
He represented Liberty Victoria in an action against the Australian Government over the Tampa crisis and has acted in several major cases on behalf of Indigenous Australians.
He is an Australian Living Treasure and recipient of the Australian Peace Prize, and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2009 for service as a human rights advocate.
He is a prolific writer, and user of social media, his film Border Politics is showing at the Ritz Cinama Randwick on 2 and 5 July.
He is also a passionate and entertaining speaker.
For more information on Julian Burnside on his blog: http://www.julianburnside.com.au