Banners2014 Sydney Peace Prize

awarded to: David Roberts

Julian Burnside AO QC

Australian barrister, human rights activist and author

Wednesday 5 November, Sydney Town Hall

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2014 Sydney Peace Prize

The awarding of a prize for peace is a celebration of inspiring people and their achievements. The 2014 Sydney Peace Prize will be awarded to Julian Burnside AO QC on 5 November 2014 at Sydney Town Hall. Tickets for the 2014 Sydney Peace Prize are now on sale!

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