PIAC News and Commentary

PIAC news, features and commentary available for publication.

  • 24 Jul 2015

    After more than three years in the old Sydney Law School building, PIAC is moving to a new office, along with our good friends at Justice Connect.

  • 26 Jun 2015

    PIAC provides legal advice and representation to people who have been denied insurance (such as travel, income protection and life insurance) because of their history of actual or perceived mental illness, or where they have had their insurance cancelled because they didn’t disclose a mental health symptom or condition at the time they applied for their policy.

  • 17 Jun 2015

    PIAC is seeking a human rights specialist to lead the International Crimes Evidence Project (ICEP), which works to promote accountability for serious human rights violations occurring in conflicts in the Asia Pacific, and especially Sri Lanka.

  • 12 Jun 2015

    Sydney water has launched a new web page to consult with customers and other stakeholders on water-related projects and plans throughout Sydney.

  • 5 Jun 2015

    A review of the oversight mechanisms of the NSW Police Force has been announced, in the wake of the parliamentary inquiry into bugging scandal at the highest levels of command in the NSW Police.

  • 5 Jun 2015

    PIAC is recruiting for two new positions in our Energy + Water Consumer Advocacy Program (EWCAP).

  • 1 Jun 2015

    Homeless people in inner Sydney have expressed dismay and anger at the impending closure of a key homeless support service.

  • 28 May 2015

    As part of our National Reconciliation week celebrations, PIAC will unveil a new original artwork created especially for PIAC to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we wor

  • 21 May 2015

    Big changes are afoot for merits review in the federal jurisdiction, with the Federal Parliament’s approval of the Tribunals Amalgamation Act 2014 on 13 May 2015.

  • 14 May 2015

    This workshop will help answer your questions about a complex and fast-changing area.

  • 7 May 2015

    PIAC recently made a submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee’s inquiry into the underlying causes of the disproportionate interaction of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with the justice system, and whether legal assistance services are adequate in these communities.

  • 1 May 2015

    PIAC extends sincere condolences to the family and friends of prominent human rights campaigner, Ray Jackson, who died on 23 April.

  • 23 Apr 2015

    More than 200,000 homes and businesses throughout Sydney, the Central Coast and the Hunter are without power today following two days of intense storm activity.

  • 22 Apr 2015

    Internationally acclaimed human rights lawyer, Geoffrey Robertson QC has announced that he will donate part of the proceeds of his solo show, ‘Dreaming too loud’, to PIAC.

  • 2 Apr 2015

    Recent homeless street counts in the City of Sydney and Parramatta have revealed a sharp increase in the number of homeless ‘rough sleepers’ in both areas.

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