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Burnside, Julian

Overview
Works: 40 works in 69 publications in 2 languages and 1,381 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Anecdotes  Music 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: KF373.D35, 340.092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Julian Burnside
 
Most widely held works by Julian Burnside
Watching brief by Julian Burnside( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first decade of the twenty-first century has seen an extraordinary decline in respect, even contempt, for human rights and the international rule of law throughout the West. Illegal wars, the secret rendition and illegal detention of terror suspects, the failure to honour the international refugee convention through the mandatory detention or forced return of asylum-seekers, anti-sedition legislation, and secretive and draconian anti-terror laws all seem to have become permanent features of the post 9/11 world. Just a few years ago such challenges to the post-World War II international system and the knee-jerk recourse to increasingly repressive domestic legislation would have been unimaginable. Watching Brief is a collection of essays and meditations on law, justice, human rights, ethics and, ultimately, on what constitutes a decent human society. It is also an impassioned and eloquent appeal for vigilance in an era in which national security trumps democratic principle, where the legal conventions of the new realpolitik owe more to Guantanamo than Geneva, and where respect for law and the principle of respect owed to all human beings are being undermined. Julian Burnside illuminates many of our current concerns in thoughtful explorations of key historical episodes such as the Guy Fawkes' plot to blow up the British Parliament in 1605 and the Dreyfus case in nineteenth-century France. He also takes us on a fascinating tour of some of the world's most infamous trials, including those of Ned Kelly and Ronald Ryan in Australia, Roger Casement's trial for treason and the notorious Crippen case in Britain, and that of the Scottsboro Boys in the United States."--Publisher
Wordwatching : field notes from an amateur philologist by Julian Burnside( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We live in a torrent of words from radio and television, books and newspapers, and now from the internet. But, as Julian Burnside reminds us in this new edition of the bestselling Wordwatching, words are a source both of pleasure and power, and can be deployed for good or for ill. Some of these essays explore curiosities in odd corners of the language simply to remind us of the extraordinary richness of the English language. Other pieces use small matters of language to illustrate larger processes of cultural borrowing and change. Burnside's musings remind us that we should not be alarmed at
On privilege by Julian Burnside( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julian Burnside's grandparents lived in a world of handsome cars, elegant tennis parties and coiffed women. As a five year old, he saw privilege before he heard the word or learned its meaning. In this powerful broadside that takes in politicians and infamous legal cases, Julian Burnside asks what is privilege and who has it?
Matilda and the dragon by Julian Burnside( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matilda creeps out of bed one night, meets an affable dragon, and together they go adventuring
Pictures in my heart : seedking refugee -- Afghanistan to Australia by Fiona Hamilton( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia's Israel question( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information technology : Internet - legal issues : [seminar paper] : April 1998( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health inequities in Australia by Pru Burns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the social reasons for health inqualities in Australia, focusing on Indigenous Australians and the elderly
Poetic justice : contemporary Australian voices on equality and human rights by Andre Dao( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Poetic justice' is a collection of essays, fiction, poetry and visual art about human rights issues in Australia - issues that haven't gone away, or gone elsewhere. From asylum seekers to Indigenous land rights; from the surveillance state to police racism, this anthology chronicles contemporary Australian debates about social justice
So you're going to buy a computer! : guidelines for selection, contract negotiation and acquisition of computer equipment and services by Tony Smithies( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soft words( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1946 George Orwell wrote about the misuse of language for political gain. Sixty years on, according to Soft Words filmmaker, the Australian Government has mastered it. Featuring an interview with Julian Burnside QC, lawyer, writer and refugee advocate, Soft Words claims to demonstrate how a government can manipulate words to promote a cruel and inhumane refugee policy
Do we need a bill of rights? by Julian Burnside( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From nothing to zero : stories from Australia's detention centres by Janet Austin( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano trio : "the village" : (2013) by Carl Vine( )

1 edition published in 2015 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

16th Lionel Murphy memorial lecture who's afraid of human rights? by Julian Burnside( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refugees : the Tampa case by Julian Burnside( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The Australian government recently decided to adopt a tougher stance in relation to refugees who arrive here informally. In adopting that stance, the government has exposed Australia to international censure. It has put us in breach of our obligations under international conventions, and it has betrayed a deeply unattractive element in the Australian character. It did this for electoral advantage, at a time when Australia receives a minimal number of refugees, and treats appallingly those who arrive here. The government's handling of the Tampa "crisis" was a triumph of electoral cynicism over humanitarian need. It exposed the difficulty Australians have in acknowledging the conflict of need and advantage. The refugee problem involves a choice between minor self-sacrifice and major betrayal of humanitarian standards."
Public forum: 'Liberating law' by Julian Burnside( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A session of Adelaide Festival of Ideas, 2005, held at 11.15 am. Saturday 9 July in Elder Hall featuring Julian Burnside, Ngaire Naffine, and Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf in a session entitled: 'Liberating law'
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International : lest we forget by Julian Burnside( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Clarence Darrow : attorney for the damned by John A Farrell( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on untapped archives and full of fresh revelations, here is the definitive biography of America's legendary defence attorney and progressive hero. Clarence Darrow is the lawyer every law student dreams of being: on the side of right, loved by many women, played by Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind. His days-long closing arguments delivered without notes won miraculous reprieves for men doomed to hang. Darrow left a promising career as a railroad lawyer during the tumultuous Gilded Age in order to champion poor workers, blacks, and social and political outcasts against big business, Jim
Spare rooms for refugees( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spare Rooms for Refugees is an initiative of Julian Burnside and Kate Durham designed to encourage practical support for refugees in Australia by offering free board to refugees in their own houses. The site provides contact details of the names of some refugees in various detention centres, information about the conditions in the detention centres and their cost to the Australian government
 
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Watching brief
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Julian Burnside Australian barrister and activist

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Wordwatching : field notes from an amateur philologistOn privilegeFrom nothing to zero : stories from Australia's detention centres