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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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City Hub: Police under fire after charging legal observers at climate change protest

The NSW Council for Civil Liberties (NSWCCL) has called on police to withdraw their charges against legal observers during a climate change protest in Newcastle over the weekend.  Volunteers known...

Media Statement: We need a royal commission into immigration detention

The New South Wales Council for Civil Liberties supports the campaign for a Royal Commission into Immigration Detention – including onshore and offshore detention on Nauru and Papua New Guinea....

Media Statement: S93z amendments should be referred to the standing issues committee

The New South Wales Council for Civil Liberties has consistently raised our concerns with respect to the proposed Crimes Amendment (Prosecution of Certain Offences) Bill 2023. We note our previous...

Statement from the Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney Branch

The Maritime Union of Australia Sydney Branch is aware of the wilful complicity of the corporate mass media and conservative politicians – both within the Coalition and the ALP –...

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