Civil Liberties Co-ordinating Committee (Queensland) (1977-)

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Civil Liberties Co-ordinating Committee (Queensland) (1977-)

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  • C.L.C.C.
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The Civil Liberties Co-ordinating Committee (Queensland) (C.L.C.C.) was formed shortly after the Premier of Queensland, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, introduced a ban on marches on 4 September 1977. It began as a small university-based group (University of Queensland). On 15 September 1977 a meeting of 700 people at The University of Queensland resulted in the formation of the C.L.C.C. It aimed to directly defy the ban as well as other forms of action to improve civil rights.

Name used before: 1967-1968. Became Civil Liberties Campaign Group.
Objective - To fight the Queensland government ban on street marches (September 1977) and to resist other restrictions on civil liberties.
Demands included: The right to march, no 'right to work' laws, no more restrictions on free assembly, no increases in police powers, hands off student unions.
Publicists - Carole Ferrier, Jane Gruchy, Gary MacLennan, Pat McNair, Dan O'Neill, Ian Rintoul.
Note - Associated with Civil Liberties Group, Trade Union Civil Liberties Group, various tertiary student unions, International Socialists


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Revised by Linda Justo on 16-Dec-2019




References - Plunkett, M. and Summy, R. "Civil liberties in Queensland: a non-violent political campaign". Social Alternatives, 1: 6/7, 1980, p 73-90.

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