We were so honoured to award the Gold Medal for Human Rights to Christiana Figueres on 12 March in the Lord Mayor's Reception Room at the Sydney Town Hall. Christiana gave an impassioned speech about the need for urgent action
We were so pleased to offer a sneak peak unveiling of the Me Too movement as the 2019 Sydney Peace Prize recipient on 30 April before the news broke publicly. Thank you to everyone who woke up so early to
The Sydney Peace Foundation calls on the UK Government to refuse to extradite Julian Assange to the USA, where he is likely to face serious human rights violations in pre-trial detention.
The allegations of rape and other sexual violence against Julian
Join us for a special Sydney Peace Foundation screening of 2014 Sydney Peace Prize recipient Julian Burnside's new documentary Border Politics, including a live Q&A with Burnside himself!
Border Politics follows Burnside as he travels the globe examining the harsh treatment of refugees at
Peter Dutton is arguably the most powerful person in the country. In his new ministry he has oversight for national security, for the Federal Police, Border Force and ASIO, for the law enforcement and emergency management functions of the Attorney-General’s
This article is written by 2014 Sydney Peace Prize recipient Julian Burnside AO QC. It appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald of 25 March 2018.
What does it say about the state of our democracy when it falls upon everyday people
In the wake of President Trump's travel ban, and the subsequent uncertainty surrounding Australia's refugee deal with the US, 2014 Sydney Peace Prize recipient Julian Burnside joined Radio Adelaide to weigh in on the rise of nationalism and the growing
On 1 December, 2014 Sydney Peace Prize recipient Julian Burnside AO QC gave a stirring speech calling for Australia to uphold it's climate responsibilities.
"I have long considered climate change the principal issue facing the world. It is a first-order issue.
This piece is based on the 2015 Hamer Oration, delivered by 2014 Sydney Peace Prize recipient Julian Burnside on September 28, 2015. It was published in The Conversation on 28 September 2015.
It was with some surprise that I found myself engaged
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