Cameron Murphy is a barrister specialising 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. Murphy was educated at Macquarie University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws and a UTS where he holds a Master of Intellectual Property Law.
Murphy was a previously a Statutory Board Member of the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW, an independent member of the NSW Police Artificial Intelligence and Facial Recognition Ethics Board, a full time Member of the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal of New South Wales, Operations Manager at International Underwriting Services Pty Ltd, and Director of Employee Benefits for Coverforce Pty Ltd.
He is currently a Trustee for the Lionel Murphy Foundation, member of the ALP National Policy Forum, 2012–Present, Board Member of the Light on the Hill Society and a member of the NSW ALP Administrative Committee.
Murphy is an Honorary Life Member of the NSW Council for Civil Liberties and in 2014, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his significant service to the community through a range of human rights and civil liberty organisations. Murphy was a finalist for the Australian Human Rights Commission Human Rights Awards 2013 in the "Community (Individual) Award - Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Award" category.