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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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Moves for compulsory COVID travel vaccines should be government-led

Media coverage: 9News NSWCCL spokesperson Stephen Blanks said any moves to make vaccines compulsory for travel should be government-led.'"The Federal Government would need to regulate this to ensure that appropriate...

NSWCCL on COVID-19 vaccine

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NSWCCL on NSW Drug Supply Prohibition Order legislation

Media coverage: The Echo 'The Drug Supply Prohibition Order Pilot Scheme Bill 2020 [NSW] was recently introduced to parliament, which if passed, would allow a police officer ‘to stop, detain and...

Statement: Drug Supply Prohibition Order (DSPO) Pilot Scheme Bill 2020

PUBLIC STATEMENT – 9 NOVEMBER 2020 The New South Wales Council for Civil Liberties (NSWCCL) is opposed to the Drug Supply Prohibition Order (DSPO) Pilot Scheme Bill 2020 (the Bill) which...

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