National Squalor Conference Presenters

Dr Kristine Klugman OAM
President, Civil Liberties Australia

Kris co-founded CLA in Canberra in 2003, and has been its President since then.

Her PhD in Politics at ANU analysed the communication flow between federal MPs and electors. Earlier degrees at Macquarie University were an MA in Community Studies and a BA in History.

Kris previously served on the NSW Legal Aid Commission and was a researcher with the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, helping to establish the Criminal Justice tertiary course for police and prison officers in NSW.

Her OAM was for 'services to education and the community'. She was the first-ever female President of Australia's oldest museum, The Australian Museum. She was also the first female board member and full-time Deputy President of the organisation running the NSW Fire Brigades.