NSWCCL Fundraising Dinner 2019 Featuring Ita Buttrose AC OBE

Join us on Tuesday 10th September 2019 for our Annual Fundraising Dinner. We are delighted that the keynote address will be presented by

Ita Buttrose AC OBE

The role of a free and independent media in a liberal democracy

and... inaugural Awards for Excellence in Civil Liberties Journalism

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Ita Buttrose has held executive and editing roles for major Australian media companies including Australian Consolidated Press (now Bauer Media), News Ltd and Fairfax and has run her own media company, Capricorn Publishing.

She has served on the boards of Australian Consolidated Press, News Corp, and Television & Telecasters Pty Ltd, (Network TEN). She has worked in print, radio and television and has written 11 books.

She was inducted into the Australian Media Hall of Fame in 2017.

In 2019 Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Buttrose as the new Australian Broadcasting Corporation Chair.

"The onus must always be on the public’s right to know. If that is not reflected sufficiently in current law, then it must be corrected. 

As ABC Chair, I will fight any attempts to muzzle the national broadcaster or interfere with its obligations to the Australian public. 

In my view, legitimate journalistic endeavours that expose flawed decision-making or matters that policy makers and public servants would simply prefer were secret, should not automatically and conveniently be classed as issues of national security."

Ita Buttrose 2019

Inaugural Awards for Excellence in Civil Liberties Journalism

We are excited to announce that the inaugural NSWCCL Awards for Excellence in Civil Liberties Journalism will be presented at the NSWCCL Annual Dinner.

Two awards will be announced, one for a Young Journalist and one in the Open Category, for works of journalism published in Australia promoting civil liberties.

Nominations are open until 31 August 2019.

Nominations including a copy or link to the nominated work(s) of journalism may be submitted to [email protected]

Event Details

Date Tuesday September 10, 6:30pm for 7pm start

Venue Sky Phoenix Restaurant, Level 6 Shop 6001
Westfield Plaza, 188 Pitt St Sydney


$170 per person 
$1650 for a table of 10 people
$1980 for a table of 12 people
Young professional - $90 per person (under 36, or first 5 years of practise)
Pensioner - $60 per person
Special student - $60 per person (limited number)

NOTE: Ticket price includes a pre-dinner drink and 2 bottles of wine per table. Bar will also be open for purchase of drinks.

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