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Julian Burnside & Jennifer Robinson in conversation

Please note: This is an online event.

In A Secret Australia, 18 prominent Australians discuss what Australia has learnt about itself from the WikiLeaks revelations. Edited by Felicity Ruby and Peter Cronau, this anthology presents a startlingly different story about Australia than the one commonly accepted.

Contributors Julian Burnside AO QC, Australian lawyer Jennifer Robinson and technology researcher Suelette Dreyfus join us online to discuss what freedom and democracy mean in context of these revelations.

This is an online event and free to attend. Please book here, and you will be sent a unique Zoom link.

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Peter Cronau – A Secret Australia: Revealed by Wikileaks Expose

PANEL WITH PETER CRONAU, DR. LISSA JOHNSON, JOHN KEANE, AND ANTONY LOEWENSTEIN

In A Secret Australia, eighteen prominent Australians discuss what Australia has learnt about itself from the WikiLeaks revelations – revelations about a secret Australia of hidden rules and loyalty to hidden agendas. However Australians may perceive their nation’s place in the world – as battling sports stars, dependable ally or good international citizen – WikiLeaks has shown us a startlingly different story.

This is an Australia that officials do not want us to see, where the Australian Defence Force’s ‘information operations’ are deployed to maintain public support for our foreign war contributions, where media-wide super injunctions are issued by the government to keep politicians’ and major corporations’ corruption scandals secret, where the US Embassy prepares profiles of Australian politicians to fine-tune its lobbying and ensure support for the ‘right’ policies.

The revelations flowing from the releases of millions of secret and confidential official documents by WikiLeaks have helped Australians to better understand why the world is not at peace, why corruption continues to flourish, and why democracy is faltering. This greatest ever leaking of hidden government documents in world history yields knowledge that is essential if Australia, and the rest of the world, is to grapple with the consequences of covert, unaccountable and unfettered power.

The contributors include author Scott Ludlam, former defence secretary Paul Barratt, lawyers Julian Burnside and Jennifer Robinson, academics Richard Tanter, Benedetta Brevini, John Keane, Suelette Dreyfus, Gerard Goggin and Clinton Fernandes, as well as writers and journalists Andrew Fowler, Quentin Dempster, Antony Loewenstein, Guy Rundle, George Gittoes, and Helen Razer, and psychologist Lissa Johnsson.