Human rights lawyer Julian Burnside flips support for Wynne to Greens

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Planning Minister Richard Wynne has lost a high profile supporter as he battles to defend his inner city seat of Richmond from the Greens at the state election.

  • Noel Towell
  • The Age

Barrister and asylum seeker advocate Julian Burnside QC, a long-time supporter of Mr Wynne, has defected to the Greens and written to Richmond residents calling on them to vote for the party’s challenger in the seat Kathleen Maltzahn.

Mr Burnside will not be voting for either candidate in Richmond, because he lives across the river in Hawthorn, but the Greens believe the barrister’s endorsement of their candidate will be a vote-winner in the…

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