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Border Politics


Wed 12 Dec 2018, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Where: Stockland Rockhampton, Cnr Yaamba Rd & Hwy One, Rockhampton City, Rockhampton Region

Restrictions: 15+

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $23.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: jacintaolearyxj7

Border Politics follows human rights barrister Julian Burnside as he traverses the globe examining the harsh treatment meted out to refugees by most Western democracies. This contemporary story is about the threat to human rights, the loss of democratic values and our increasingly heartless treatment of ‘the other’.

Seventy years after the world constructed international conventions to ensure the horrors of World War 2 wouldn’t be repeated, Burnside finds it terrifying to see Australian and other Western political leaders exploiting fears around border protection to extend political power.

Burnside defines humanity with the universally recognised Golden Rule – Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You as a benchmark. He questions whether the West has lost its moral compass by adopting ideas that reject humanity and undermine democracy.

He concludes this erosion of human rights poses a threat to the very democratic values that define Western society.

The film will start at 7:00pm sharp! A portion of all tickets sold will be donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

This is an unconfirmed event. The screening will go ahead if enough tickets are sold. All money will be refunded if the event does not go ahead.