Hi, my name is David W. Campbell and I am an Australian Political Activist concentrated on equal rights, atheism, privacy, public services, welfare, and copyright legislation.
I am a member of Pirate Party Australia (pirateparty.org.au) and have been a member of their national council between 2011 and 2015 where I held several roles including President and Councillor. Through PPAU I have helped make submissions to many government inquiries, attended many protest rallies and run as a candidate in the Australian Senate.
I am a member of Rotary Australia, my local club is The Rotary Club of Greenhills Maitland, District 9670 (greenhillsrotary.org.au). Through this organisation I volunteer to assist local non-profit and community orientated groups and ventures as well as assisting some international efforts in Papua New Guinea.
I am a father of 3 kids under 5, all of whom take a large chunk out of my time right now, but I would not have that any other way. My eldest son is Autistic and that provides some unique challenges but also some amazing insight into the world.
I am an Atheist, some would call me a “New Atheist” or “Militant Atheist” both terms describe someone who is very public and forthright with their lack of belief in gods or the supernatural. I am also an Anti-Theist which is the stance that regardless of the existence or non-existence of a god or gods, organised religion is not merely irrelevant or benign, but it is in fact counter-productive and must be pushed back against for the good of human kind and the planet we live on. It has been suggested that I look at becoming a Humanist, but I’m already in enough clubs and I’m pretty comfortable where I am and I’d rather people develop their own world-view without formalising it within a corruptible system of beliefs.
I am an avid sci-fi fan, particularly those stories that involve space, robots or time travel (bonus points for time travelling robots from space).
I am an enthusiastic PC Gamer, though I do not get a huge amount of time for that pursuit these days, I used to run a PC Gaming community (bigbighuge.com) and have worked on custom hacks and modifications to many games.
I currently work in IT within the Financial Sector, covering security, networking, hardware, software, support, maintenance and deployment.