Julian Burnside awarded the 2014 Sydney Peace Prize

Julian Burnside

Australian barrister, human rights and refugee advocate and author, Julian Burnside, was awarded the 2014 Sydney Peace Prize on Wednesday 5th November at the Sydney Town Hall. Former NSW Governor, Marie Bashir, presented him with the Prize in front of nearly 1500 people.

Following the award ceremony, he delivered the Sydney Peace Prize Lecture entitled ‘Without Justice There Will Not Be Peace’. The lecture focussed on the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers by successive Australian governments.


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