Justice for everyone

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).

For individual help, see your personal civil liberties and our COVID resources page.

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Joint media release: NSW Government must suspend prosecutions of Aboriginal cultural fishers  

Released by NSWCCL with the Nature Conservation Council and Oxfam Australia  The NSW government has been condemned for its targeting of Aboriginal fishers following revelations that its unjust actions, which...

Protests should be subject to the same limits as commercial events

Under the latest Public Health Order, protests are limited to 50 people - or 200 if the protest is COVID safe. Meanwhile, ticketed events of up to 3000 people are...

Witness K and Bernard Collaery: civil liberty and rule of law concerns

This is a transcript of a presentation given by President Pauline Wright at a Centre for Public Integrity webinar. There are a number of civil liberty and rule of law...

Notice of 2021 AGM

The 58th Annual General Meeting of the New South Wales Council for Civil Liberties (NSWCCL) will be held electronically, in accordance with Article 29(1) of the Constitution and as approved...

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