On Wednesday 5 November 2014, the Hon Professor Marie Bashir, former Governor of NSW, presented Julian Burnside with the 2014 Sydney Peace Prize, Australia’s only international prize for peace. At numerous events surrounding this ceremony, the community of Sydney celebrated the great contribution of Julian Burnside AO QC to peace with justice, and listened to his wise words.
We listened keenly to Julian Burnside’s 2014 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture. We toasted his achievements at the Gala Reception. We witnessed him let go of a dove at Cabramatta High School Peace Day. And we engaged in conversation with him at smaller gatherings around Sydney. We felt inspired to want to change the world, and stand up against injustice.
The media loved his speech. It was filmed by ABC Big Ideas and will soon be broadcast across their network and online. If you wish to be notified of this then please join our mailing list. A copy of Julian’s written speech “Without justice there will not be peace” can be downloaded here.
Photos of the events can be found on the Sydney Peace Foundation Albums pages:
A selection of photos from the Lecture, Award Ceremony and Reception are below: