Watcching Brief; Julian BurnsideIn our final show of the year, we were joined by Julian Burnside in The Mess Room to discuss his latest book, Watching Brief: Reflections on Human Rights, Law and Justice (Scribe) wherein he has compiled personal essays, journalism of a time and place, and various cases that have a modern bearing on the way we interpret law and justice. Although edited back, some of the journalism suffers from labouring over the same territory — often these are the points on which Burnside is resolutely opposed — such as asylum seekers incorrectly referred to as “illegal immigrants” and held without charge in detention centres for an indefinite period of time. Here, here.

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