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Videos and Media

BannersJulian Burnside’s City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture was filmed by ABC Big Ideas. You can watch it online here: ABC Big Ideas Julian Burnside – 2014 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture. This was broadcast on ABC1 on Monday 24 November 2014 at 11am.

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 Facebook Albums.


Media coverage:


Award Ceremony media highlights

On Wednesday 5 November the 2014 Sydney Peace Prize was awarded to Julian Burnside AO QC. Some highlights from media coverage of the award ceremony, Julian Burnside’s City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture, and surrounding events:

13 October 2014, Watching Watchers and Saving Lives, Burnside was on ABC Q&A

3 November 2014, Jane Singleton on the Sydney Peace Prize, Karen Swain ATP Radio (radio)

4 November 2014, Sydney Peace Prize honour for Julian Burnside, Ron Sutton, SBS World News Radio (radio)

5 November 2014, Julian Burnside in the thick of battle for human rights, David Hirsch, Sydney Morning Herald (print)

6 November 2014, Immigration Minister denies claims asylum seekers were offered deal if witness statements on Reza Barati’s death withdrawn, Sue Lannin, ABC News

6 November 2014, Peace Prize winner alleges Manus Island witnesses encouraged to keep quiet, Sue Lannin, ABC The World Today

6 November 2014, Australia rejects Asylum offer claim in riot death case, BBC News

6 November 2014, Asylum Seeker Advocate Wins Sydney Peace Prize, Pro-Bono Australia News
7 November 2014, Cabramatta High School celebrates Peace Day, Bianca Perez, Fairfield City CHAMPION
8 November 2014, Julian Burnside Fighting from the Bar, Mark Dapin, Sydney Morning Herald

18 November 2014, Listen to the children” Sydney Peace Prize winner Julian Burnside declares at Cabramatta High School, Daily Telegraph SOUTH WEST

19 November 2014, Important Voice for our Future: Students can find peace, Rosaline Walters, News Local p. 16.

25 November 2014, Sydney Peace Prize – Without Justice There Will Not Be Peace, Carolyn McDowall, The Culture Concept Circle

February 2015, Burnside, Julian. Briefs: Pearls of wisdom [online]. LSJ: Law Society of NSW Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, Feb 2015: 22-23.

Announcement media highlights

On Tuesday 27 May 2014, the Sydney Peace Foundation officially announced that Julian Burnside AO QC has been selected to receive the 2014 Sydney Peace Prize. Some coverage of the announcement included:

26 May 2014, “Julian Burnside selected to receive Sydney Peace Prize”, SBS News (video)

26 May 2014, “2014 Sydney Peace Prize”, Late Night Live with Phillip Adams, Radio National (radio)

4 August 2014, Sydney Peace Prize for ‘brave and principled’ Burnside, Sydney University News and Events (online)

11 June 2014, Julian Burnside AO QC wins 2014 Sydney Peace Prize, Centre for Policy Development (online)

Julian Burnside AO QC to receive the 2014 Sydney Peace Prize, Monash University News (online)


Highlights from Julian Burnside’s advocacy and articles in 2014:

20 September 2014, Julian Burnside: Alienation to alien nation, Julian Burnside, SBS / The Conversation

13 September 2014, Asylum seeker advocate Julian Burnside floats ‘Tasmanian solution’, Julian Burnside, ABC News

18 July 2014, You’ve been misled on boat people: Here are the facts, Interview and article, Sydney Morning Herald

9 July 2014, Julian Burnside says Government could be guilty of piracy for holding 153 asylum seekers at sea, Eliza Borrello, ABC News (online news)

2 July 2014, Silence on missing asylum seeker boat a disgrace to the nation, Julian Burnside, Sydney Morning Herald (newspaper)

18 June 2014, Asylum seekers can be managed with cheaper and more humane options, Julian Burnside, Sydney Morning Herald (newspaper)

13 June 2014,  In Australia, animals have better rights than asylum seekers, Julian Burnside, The Conversation (online news)

Julian Burnside AO QC joins Bill and Steve’s Radio Adventure on 774 ABC Melbourne – on Evenings with Lindy Burns (radio)

7 April 2014, The reality of boat people and a solution to the asylum seeker “problem”, Julian Burnside

17 March 2014, How we treat the vulnerable is a moral test beyond politics, Julian Burnside, The Conversation (online news)

13 March 2014, This refugee story will break your heart – Julian Burnside AO QC, Australia Cares (Youtube Clip)