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Julian Burnside

After completing a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws at Monash University, Julian Burnside, QC, became a barrister. He joined the Bar in 1976 and took silk in 1989.

Mr Burnside acted for the Ok Tedi natives against BHP, for Alan Bond in fraud trials, for Rose Porteous in numerous actions against Gina Rinehart, and for the Maritime Union of Australia in the 1998 waterfront dispute against Patrick Stevedores. He was the Senior Counsel assisting the Australian Broadcasting Authority in the "Cash for Comment" inquiry and was senior counsel for Liberty Victoria in the Tampa litigation.

While specialising in commercial litigation, Mr Burnside has acted pro bono in many human rights cases, in particular concerning the treatment of refugees.

Author's website: Julian Burnside home page

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Law & Liberties - 1/08/2007 - 69 comments

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