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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 prepare submissions to government, engage regularly in public debates, produce publications, hold events and conduct many other activities.

NSWCCL is non-sectarian and non-party political.

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Submission: Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill 2020

NSWCCL submission to the Joint Select Committee Inquiry into the Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill 2020 - 22 August 2020 The NSW Council for Civil Liberties [NSWCCL] considers it is very important to...

Policy: Human Rights and Technology

2020 NSWCCL AGM Item 8.3        Policy on Human Rights and Technology Human Rights and Digital Technology Australia has experienced an exponential uptake and increased sophistication of surveillance methods, AI...

Policy: Visa cancellation on character grounds

2020 NSWCCL AGM Item 8.2        Policy on visa cancellation on character grounds. Preamble Section 501 of the Migration Act enables the Minister for Home Affairs or his...

2020 Winners NSWCCL Awards for Excellence in Civil Liberties Journalism

Congratulations to the winners of NSWCCL's 2020 Awards for Excellence in Civil Liberties Journalism. The standard of those nominated has been exceptionally high, which made the task of the judges so...

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