This is the paradox of contemporary politics.
Crikey readers discuss the federal candidacy of Julian Burnside.
Good morning, early birds. Former ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie reportedly received an extra half million dollars in settlement to abandon her unfair dismissal claim, and human rights lawyer Julian Burnside announces he will run against Josh Frydenberg in the seat of Kooyong as a Greens candidate. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
One day after the government filibustered proposed changes to medical transfers from Nauru, human rights lawyers have filed two class action suits alleging "torture", "persecution" and "other inhumane acts".
Crikey readers on strike action, turncoats and Julian Burnside.
Burnside, as you likely know, is a barrister, a refugee advocate and a man with an honourable alphabet of letters appended by others to his name. He's also a fighter and dogged correspondent who seems to thinks a lot about death.
The Boroondara councillors made their move in a confidential meeting last December ...