We welcome Craig Foster as our keynote speaker!

NSW Council for Civil Liberties annual dinner will be held on 20 September at Sky Phoenix!

This year, we are fortunate to have Craig Foster as our 2023 annual dinner keynote speaker. We thank Craig for taking the time to come and share his valuable insights with us.

Craig is many things, a proud Australian, a former soccerroo, a broadcaster, Adjunct Professor for Sport and Social Responsibility, and an author, but notably, he is a human rights activist. 

His professional soccer career extended from 1988 to 2003, and his career on the socceroo national team was from 1996 to 2000. Following his retirement Craif went on to have an incredible 18-year, triple logie-award-winning career as a highly talented and respected sports broadcaster, most notably working for Australia’s multicultural broadcaster and the special broadcasting service. 

Craig’s deep commitment to human rights and social justice has made him an inspiring and influential figure to many. As a member of the Australian Multicultural Council, he worked across an array of social problems from indigenous rights and self-determination to domestic violence, climate change and gender equality. He is a vocal critic of the Australian Governments treatment of asylum seekers and thus, consistently works in refugee advocacy to lobby for effective change. 

Today, Craig advises on athlete activism and is an Adjunct Professor of Sport and Social Responsibility at Torrens University, teaching students how they can utilise sport as a vehicle for social justice and is the current NSW Australian of the Year for 2023. 

We look forward to welcoming Craig to our annual dinner. Tickets are available here.