Indigenous Justice

PIAC is a strong advocate for justice for Indigenous Australians, with a focus on the Stolen Generations, stolen wages, policing and discrimination.

PIAC aims

  • To identify systemic wrongs by the State and its agents against Indigenous Australians
  • To advocate for the elimination of those wrongs and redress for those affected
  • To improve access to essential services for Indigenous communities
  • To strengthen the capacity of Indigenous Australians to engage in public policymaking and advocacy

PIAC’s record

  • Creating the Indigenous Justice Program
  • Ensuring support for stolen wages claimants
  • Providing support and advocacy to members of the Stolen Generations
  • Advocating on behalf of Aboriginal consumers

PIAC’s Indigenous Justice Program (IJP) was developed to:

  • strengthen PIAC’s links with Indigenous organisations
  • identify public interest issues which impact Indigenous people and communities
  • conduct public interest advocacy, litigation and policy work on behalf of Indigenous clients.

The IJP benefits from the generous support of the private law firm, Allens.

Policing and detention

The Indigenous Justice Program’s (IJP) current focus is on strategic litigation in ...

Funeral services

PIAC is working collaboratively with Legal Aid NSW, the Australian Securities ...

Over-policing? The Suspect Target Management Plan

 PIAC has been undertaking work on a New South Wales Police policy known as the ...