For the Greens, the 2019 election was neither the stirring victory nor the washout that some predicted. Forward steps will will take a cultural shift — and a long overdue sort-out of the party.
This is the paradox of contemporary politics.
Julian Burnside was once a lawyer for CEOs and heiresses. Now, the refugee advocate is hoping to win a Liberal stronghold for the Greens.
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".
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.