30 March 1973|
Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
|Political party||Labor Party|
|Alma mater||Macquarie University|
Murphy is a member of the New South Wales Bar Association and is admitted as a lawyer in NSW. He specialises in Industrial Law, Workplace Health & Safety, Administrative Law and Intellectual Property Law. He is best known for his role as the President of the NSW Council for Civil Liberties from 1999-2013 and was endorsed as the ALP candidate in the seat of East Hills for the March 2015 NSW state election, which he narrowly lost. He is the endorsed ALP candidate for East Hills again at the 2019 NSW state election.
Personal and early life
Murphy is the son of former Attorney-General and High Court Justice, Lionel Murphy and Ingrid Gee (née Grzonkowski). Murphy has two siblings, a half sister Lorel and a brother Blake. Murphy was educated at Macquarie University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws. He is married to Agatha and has two children, a son Finbar and a daughter Ariadne.
Murphy was an intern under the Australian Council of Trade Unions 'Organising Works' program in its inaugural year, 1994, where he trained in recruitment and organising of workers. He was placed as an Organiser with the Forestry Division of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union and upon graduation he continued to work there from 1994-1997 becoming an Industrial Officer in 1996-1997.
President, NSW Council for Civil Liberties, 1999-2013.
Statutory Board Member, Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW, 2003-2009.
Member, Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal of New South Wales, 2003-2008.
Trustee, Lionel Murphy Foundation, 2004–present.
Operations Manager, International Underwriting Services Pty Ltd, 2008-2011.
Director of Employee Benefits, Coverforce Pty Ltd, 2011-2014.
Member, Australian Labor Party National Policy Forum, 2012–Present.
Board Member, Light on the Hill Society, 2015–Present.
Barrister at Denman Chambers 2016–Present. Murphy practices in Employment/Industrial, Administrative and Human Rights Law.
In 2012 Murphy stood as a candidate in the NSW Labor Party's trial community preselection for the Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney. Murphy was unsuccessful with Linda Scott winning the community preselection.
In 2012 Murphy stood as a candidate in the rank and file ballot for the ALP National Policy Forum on a human rights platform and he was elected as one of only six rank and file representatives from NSW. In 2016 Murphy was re-elected for a second 3-year term with the second highest vote tally in NSW of five candidates elected.
In 2014 Murphy was preselected as the Labor candidate for the state seat of East Hills, defeating Nicole Campbell in a rank and file preselection 103 votes to 61 (weighted up to 73.2 under the ALP rules affirmative action weighting for female candidates).
In February 2017 Murphy was preselected, unopposed, as the Labor Candidate for the State Seat of East Hills for the 2019 NSW State Election.
Titles, styles and honours
- 30 March 1973 – 8 June 2014: Mr. Cameron Murphy
- 9 June 2014 – present : Mr. Cameron Murphy AM
In 2013, Murphy was a finalist for the Australian Human Rights Commission Human Rights Awards 2013 in the "Community (Individual) Award - Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Award" category.
In 2013, Murphy was made an Honorary Life Member of the NSW Council for Civil Liberties.
- Cameron Murphy's Personal Website
- NSW Council For Civil Liberties Website
- The Lionel Murphy Foundation
- Padstow resident Cameron Murphy AM confirmed for East Hills candidate for NSW ALP
- Canterbury-Bankstown residents meet NSW Labor leader John Robertson to discuss government budget
- Six Canterbury-Bankstown residents make Queen’s Birthday honours list
- "Enigmatic smile on the landscape". Sydney Morning Herald. 17 October 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
- "ACTU Organising Works". Retrieved 18 June 2014.
- "NSW Anti-Discrimination Board Annual Report 2002-2003". Retrieved 16 June 2014.
- "The Queen's Birthday 2014 Honours List" (PDF). Retrieved 14 June 2014.
- "Lionel Murphy Foundation Trustees".
- "ALP lord mayor race rocked by stacking, secret preference deal". Crikey. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
- "Labor's community preselection trial". The South Sydney Herald. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
- "National Policy Forum NSW Candidates". NSW Labor. 5 November 2012.
- "Liberals and Nationals to face off in Goulburn". Sydney Morning Herald. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
- "Civil rights fighter wins". Local News Plus. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
- "East Hills Labor Candidate Cameron Murphy Makes Political Comeback". Retrieved 21 February 2017.
- "AHRC Community Individual Awards". Retrieved 17 June 2014.