NSWCCL invites you to

The NSWCCL Annual Fundraising Dinner 2016


Tickets Sold OUT


Date: Friday 26 August, 6:30pm for 7pm sit down
Venue: Sky Phoenix Restaurant, Westfield Plaza, Sydney
Ticket prices: $150 per person, or $1400 for a table of 10, $1680 for a table of 12 


We are delighted that the 2016 key note civil liberties address will be given by

Bernard  Collaery

Internationally renowned barrister, lawyer and former politician in the field of civil rights and criminal law.


Is the right to truth central to the rule of law in a democracy?


Throughout his career as attorney, advocate and politician (including ACT Attorney General), Bernard Collaery has been a fearless advocate for human rights on many fronts.

Bernard is well known for his advocacy work on behalf of Timor-Leste and currently acts for a former ASIS officer (‘witness K’) who claimed Australia unlawfully bugged the Timor-Leste Cabinet during negotiations on oil and gas treaty rights in 2004. Witness K’s home was raided, his passport removed and he was threatened with a criminal charge.

“Professional public servants who are prepared to take a stand and speak truth to power are every bit as crucial to a healthy democracy as an independent media and judiciary. Such people are often left with an unbearable personal cost and increasingly risk serious criminal charges. It is beyond time we gave them the protection they need and deserve.’’ (Bernard Collaery)

Bernard can speak with experience and authority on Australia’s legislative trend towards silencing whistleblowers and journalists and on what we can do to protect positive civil rights and hold governments properly accountable.

Tickets SOLD OUT 


Not able to attend or want to show your support?
SPONSOR one or more places.

Every year we seek sponsorship for Annual Dinner tickets for students, young lawyers and other interested supporters who might otherwise not be able to afford to attend this important civil liberties event. 

NOTE: Ticket price includes pre-dinner drinks and 2 bottles of wine per table. Bar will be operating.




August 26, 2016 at 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Sky Phoenix Restaurant
188 Pitt St
Level 6 Shop 6001 Westfield Plaza
Sydney, NSW 2000
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NSWCCL Office Coordinator · · 02 8090 2952