The NSW Council for Civil Liberties held its AGM on Wednesday 23 October 2013, and a number of significant decisions were made:
- A new executive and committee were elected, following a very strong field of nominations, requiring a ballot in key positions.
- The Committee endorsed strong policies around current, critical civil liberties issues, including asylum seekers, global surveillance and whistleblowers. Click here to view background and policy details
- Life membership was conferred on our longest serviing President, Cameron Murphy.
Cameron Murphy is NSWCCL's longest serving President, from 2000 to 2013. This year he stepped down from the Presidency, and was honoured for his tireless work for the civil liberties cause at the 2013 AGM, where he was conferred honorary life membership. Cameron will continue his work for NSWCCL on the general committee.
Resolution from 2013 AGM
The NSW Council for Civil Liberties confers on Cameron Murphy honorary life membership in recognition of:
- Many years of advocacy for civil liberties, human rights and anti-discrimination in a range of contexts
- thirteen years of effective strategic leadership of NSWCCL in the face of considerable challenges to civil liberties post 9/11
- his personal contribution in sustaining the strong public profile and reputation of NSWCCL as an independent defender of civil liberties