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.


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