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The Lies of the Land: Australia, Assange and WikiLeaks (Melbourne Writers’ Festival)
September 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm AEST$25
Melbourne Writers’ Festival Event
Joe Biden’s recent calls to have Julian Assange stand trial in the US have renewed debate at home about free speech, whistle-blower protection and Australia’s loyalty to American interests. Hear from three champions for truth—human rights lawyer Julian Burnside, activist and former Greens senator Scott Ludlam (appearing live via video), and Assange’s own lawyer Jen Robinson—about the long shadow of WikiLeaks, the lingering fate of Assange and the consequences of covert power.
A Secret AustraliaFelicity Ruby and Peter Cronau