NSWCCL invites you to

Our Annual Fundraiser 2021

Sadly once again we will be unable to meet in person.

But we have a great night lined up for you to enjoy virtually. 

7.00 Opening remarks from NSWCCL President Pauline Wright
7.10 Address from keynote speaker Dr Anne AlyFederal Member for Cowan and an academic who has led world renowned research into counter terrorism and countering violent extremism.
Anne will discuss international parental child abduction, the inadequacy of Australia's action in complying with its obligations under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, and the impact of coercive control.
Keynote speaker profile
7.40   Panel discussion
Journalists individually shortlisted for this year's awards will talk about their work and its intended impact on Australian civil liberties discourse.
  Christopher Knaus 
A Sydney-based Guardian Australia reporter, Christopher was nominated for his consistent reporting throughout the year on whistleblowers from Bernard Collaery and Witness K to Richard Boyle. 
Christopher's Guardian page

Louise Milligan 
Nominated by Richard Ackland for her "Inside the Canberra Bubble" Four Corners report and the online article that led to Christian Porter's infamous defamation caseLouise is an author and journalist who has won three Walkleys and six Quill awards and  the 2019 Press Freedom Medal. She has reported on the law and crime since the start of her career. 
Louise's bio

  Mario Christodoulou 
Mario was nominated for coverage of the death of Tristan Naudi, a 23-year-old chef’s apprentice, who suffocated while being held down by four police officers in Lismore. In his final moments doctors warned he could not breathe.

Mario's ABC page

  Paul Gregoire 
Paul is a journalist who writes about social justice issues and infringements upon civil liberties. Currently, he writes for the Sydney Criminal Lawyers website. He was nominated as the 'sole voice telling the stories of the impact of the overreach of terrorism and surveillance powers and the harms caused by aggressive policing' by David Shoebridge MLC.
Paul's Sydney Criminal Lawyers page
  Samantha Maiden
A Walkley Award winner for her coverage of federal politics, Samantha is political editor for news.com.au. She was nominated for her exclusive report revealing Brittany Higgins' rape allegation, which dominated the headlines for months and set off multiple inquiries and investigations into workplace culture and mass rallies across Australia.
Samantha's news.com.au page
8.10   Audience Q&A with the panel.
Please send any questions for the panel (plus who in particular your question is for) to [email protected].

Winners announced:

  • Excellence in civil liberties journalism - open
  • Excellence in civil liberties journalism - young journalist
  • The Kafka award
8.30   Close

If you can't join us, please consider making a donation to NSWCCL to help continue to defend and extend our human rights.

October 14, 2021 at 7:00pm - 11pm
Online (via Zoom)

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