Founded in 1963, the NSW Council for Civil Liberties is one of Australia's leading human rights and civil liberties organisations.
We monitor and fight against infringement of our rights and liberties and the abuse of power by government, its agencies and others. We also work to influence public debate and secure amendments to laws or changes in policy to strengthen our democratic rights and liberties.
We prepare submissions to government, engage regularly in public debates, produce content, hold events and conduct many other activities.
NSWCCL is non-sectarian and non-party political.
We are a Non-Government Organisation in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, by resolution 2006/221 (21 July 2006).