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Julian Burnside on the fair go

Julian Burnside QC takes a critical look at the state of the 'fair go' in today's Australia.

Julian is a barrister practising in Melbourne and other parts of Australia. He has appeared in several high-profile cases including, on behalf of Ok Tedi natives against BHP, for Alan Bond in fraud trials and for the Maritime Union of Australia in the waterfront dispute against Patrick Stevedores.

This Stephen Murray-Smith Lecture was held on 16 October 2002.