The annual Walter Lippmann Memorial Oration

The 7th Annual Walter Lippmann Memorial Oration – Threats to Multiculturalism in Australia by Julian Burnside QC

The Walter Lippmann Memorial Oration is hosted annually in honour of the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria founding member, Walter Lippmann.

Together with our partners, VITS LanguageLoop, we were honoured to present a leading advocate and orator, Julian Burnside QC

Just as Walter once did, the oration pays homage to migrants, human rights, and support for cultural diversity.

Julian is a respected Australian lawyer and human rights advocate best known for his condemnation of the Federal Government’s off-shore processing regime of asylum seekers.

We thank the Lippmann family for the ongoing support. 



VITS LanguageLoop, recognises the value of keeping people connected. It’s why VITS work each day to bring people together with the businesses they deliver. 


Barrister, supporter of the arts. Not a member of any political party. Silence or retweeting does not signify agreement,

Melbourne, Australia



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