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Burnside, Julian

Works: 41 works in 68 publications in 2 languages and 873 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Anecdotes  Music 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: KF373.D35, B
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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 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first decade of the twenty-first century has seen a sharp decline in respect for human rights and the international rule of law. The legal conventions of the new realpolitik seem to owe more to Guantanamo than Geneva. Australia has tarnished its reputation in the field of human rights, through its support for illegal warfare, its failure to honour international conventions, its refusal to defend its citizens against secret rendition and illegal detention, and its introduction of secretive anti-sedition legislation and draconian anti-terror laws. In Watching Brief, noted lawyer and human rights advocate Julian Burnside articulates a sensitive and intelligent defence of the rights of asylum-seekers and refugees, and the importance of protecting human rights and maintaining the rule of law. He also explains the foundations of many of the key tenets of civil society, and takes us on a fascinating tour of some of the worlds most famous trials, where the outcome has often turned on prejudice, complacency, chance, or (more promisingly) the tenacity of supporters and the skill of advocates. Julian Burnside also looks at the impact of significant recent cases including those involving David Hicks, Jack Thomas, and Van Nguyen on contemporary Australian society. Watching Brief is a powerful and timely meditation on justice, law, human rights, and ethics, and ultimately on what constitutes a decent human society. It is also an impassioned and eloquent appeal for vigilance in an age of terror when national security is being used as an excuse to trample democratic principles, respect for the law, and human rights."--Provided by publisher
Wordwatching : field notes from an amateur philologist by Julian Burnside( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 191 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 )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 86 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 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia's Israel question( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictures in my heart : seedking refugee -- Afghanistan to Australia by Fiona Hamilton( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 23 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( 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
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

Poetic justice : contemporary Australian voices on equality and human rights by Andre Dao( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 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
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

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

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

1 edition published in 2015 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."
Does the end justify the means?( Visual )

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

Discussion on the ethics and tactics of contemporary warfare, held at the 2009 Melbourne Writers' Festival, between counter-insurgency advisor David Kilcullen and Human Rights lawyer Julian Burnside. Followed by questions from the floor
On privilege by Julian Burnside( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide, 10.00 am, Saturday 11th July, 2009. Chaired by Pam Simmons
Soft words( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
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
Alternative Names
Julian Burnside Australian barrister and activist

Wordwatching : field notes from an amateur philologistOn privilege