Justice for everyone

The NSW Council for Civil Liberties (NSWCCL) was founded in 1963 with the aim of protecting the rights and liberties of persons in Australia and its Territories. It is now one of Australia's leading human rights and civil liberties organisations.

We monitor and fight against infringement of these rights and liberties and the abuse of power by government, its agencies and others. We advocate strengthening democratic rights and liberties. 

To this end NSWCCL attempts to influence public debate and government policy on a range of civil and human rights issues. We try to secure amendments to laws or changes in policy where civil liberties are not fully respected.

We also listen to individual complaints and, through volunteer efforts, attempt to help members of the public with civil liberties problems. We prepare submissions to government, conduct court cases defending infringements of civil liberties, engage regularly in public debates, produce publications, and conduct many other activities.

NSWCCL is non-sectarian and non-party political.

 

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Attorney-General reveals more counter-terrorism decisions

On Monday the Attorney-General held a press conference in which he provided more information on the two ‘tranches’ of counter terrorism legislation he is bringing into the Parliament this week. NSWCCL...

Alarmist push on C-T powers –need for considered approach

Next week the Abbott Government will be seeking Parliamentary approval of the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2014.   NSWCCL and the other civil liberties organisations across Australia- along with...

Counter-terrorism laws could pave way for torture

The NSW Council for Civil Liberties has called for a one-line amendment to ensure the government’s proposed changes to counter-terrorism laws do not leave the way open for ASIO officers...

Redrafted Borsak bill defiant on multiple property vote

Despite strong protestations from businesses and the public, the NSW Government is proceeding with its City of Sydney Amendment (Elections) Bill 2014  -the ‘Borsak Bill’ - to grant multiple votes...

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