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 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.

Concerned about your civil liberties? Visit THIS PAGE.


Latest news

Review: National Inquiry into Sexual Assault in Australian Workplaces

RESPECT@WORK: NATIONAL INQUIRY INTO SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN AUSTRALIAN WORKPLACES In the past 5 years, 1 in 3 people has experienced sexual harassment at work. The 2018 National Survey highlighted that...

Asylum Seekers and Refugees must be considered in COVID-19 responses

Asylum Seekers and Refugees must be considered in the response to the Covid 19 Emergency. The NSWCCL has grave concerns for the health and safety of those held in immigration...

Statement: Strong Leadership by AG on parole, steps needed for remand population

March 27, 2020 Copies to:NSW Attorney General, Mark Speakman SCAnthony Roberts MP, Minister for Counter Terrorism and CorrectionsPeter Severin, Commissioner, Corrective Services NSWGary Forrest CEO Justice Health   PUBLIC STATEMENT...

Media statement: NSW emergency legislation COVID-19

March 24, 2020 MEDIA RELEASE COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 doesn’t do enough to protect human rights The NSW government has now passed the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency...

More news