Julian Burnside QC takes on Treasurer in Federal Election
Today Julian Burnside QC has been unveiled as the Greens candidate for safe Liberal seat Kooyong, it’s held by one of the most senior politicians in Australia – Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.
Polling released last year revealed there’s a genuine chance Mr Frydenberg could lose his seat, whether to Mr Burnside or another candidate is not so clear though.
Mr Burnside is a high-profile barrister and outspoken refugee advocate and in the first day of announcing his campaign has raised more than sixty thousand dollars in what is shaping to be a crowded field of candidates.
Myles Houlbrook-Walk spoke to the Greens candidate to find out why he’s joined the race.