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  • Wordwatchingby Julian Burnside

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2004; US$ 20.99

    A bonzer (p. 288) discussion of the strange but dinkum (p. 289) pedigree (p. 224) of the naughty (p. 202), nice (p. 212), and, sometimes, obscene (p. 217) English language. We live in a torrent of words — from radio and television, books and newspapers, and now from the internet. But, as Julian Burnside reminds us in this new edition... more...

  • Watching Briefby Julian Burnside

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2007; US$ 18.99

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE AHRC'S ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS MEDALS AND AWARDS The first decade of the twenty-first century has seen a sharp decline in respect for human rights and the international rule of law. The legal conventions of the new realpolitik seem to owe more to Guantanamo than Geneva. Australia has tarnished its reputation in the field of human... more...

  • Watching Outby Julian Burnside

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2017; US$ 20.99

    ‘When put to the test, most people have difficulty identifying what justice is, especially when there is tension between proper process and a desired result. Due process is inherent in our conception of justice. But bad process can yield the right result, just as good process can produce the wrong result. The legal system is designed to produce justice.... more...

  • Clarence Darrowby John A. Farrell; Julian Burnside

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2011; US$ 28.99

    Drawing on untapped archives and full of fresh revelations, here is the definitive biography of America’s legendary defence attorney and progressive hero. Clarence Darrow is the lawyer every law student dreams of being: on the side of right, loved by many women, played by Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind . His days-long closing arguments delivered... more...

  • Human Rights Overboardby Linda Briskman; Susie Latham; Chris Goddard; Julian Burnside

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2008; US$ 24.99

    In 2005, in the wake of the Cornelia Rau scandal, a citizen’s inquiry was established to bear witness to events in Australia’s immigration-detention facilities. Until then, the federal government had refused to conduct a broad-ranging investigation into immigration detention, and the operations within detention centres had been largely shrouded in... more...

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