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Submission Submission to consultation paper on Introducing a dynamic and competitive metropolitan water...

PIAC’s submission to the NSW Government about the proposed access regime for Sydney and...

15 Jun 2006
Submission Submission to the Attorney General's Department of NSW.

PIAC believes the issue of determining capacity should be considered a mainstream legal issue that may arise from time-...

15 Jul 2006
Submission Human rights in Tasmania - In on the act

In its submission to the Tasmanian Consultation on the proposed Human Rights Charter of Rights and Responsibilities.  ...

14 Jan 2011
Submission Protecting the rights of children and young people

The submission comments on the Bill to establish the Office of Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People.

12 Jan 2011
Submission Access to personal information [and privacy law in NSW] :

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) provided this supplementary submission in response to the ...

21 Oct 2009
Submission Draft Retailer Authorisation Guideline

Under the National Energy Customer Framework, the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is charged with developing a...

22 Dec 2010
Submission Exposure draft of amendments to the Acts Amendment Act 1901

PIAC made a short submission to the Attorney- General’s Department in response to the exposure draft of amendments...

02 Mar 2011
Submission Universal Periodic Review recommendations

The United Nations Human Rights Council undertook a Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Australia’s Human Rights...

04 Apr 2011
Submission Comments on the City of Sydney Drug and Alcohol Strategy 2007 - 2010

Homeless people have a high incidence of drug, alcohol and mental health problems. Because they live in public spaces they are also vulnerable to...

13 Apr 2007
Submission Review of alcohol-related violent offences

This submission responds to the NSW Sentencing Council’s request for submissions on its review of the sentencing...

15 Dec 2008
Submission Inquiry into former forced adoption policies and practices:

PIAC’s submission examines the impact of former forced removal and adoption practices on Indigenous Australians and...

07 Apr 2011
Submission Putting public interest at the heart of FOI:

On 24 March 2009, at Australia’s Right to Know Freedom of Speech Conference, Senator John Faulkner announced the government’s proposed...

19 May 2009
Submission Draft Amendment to Constitution Act 1902 (NSW)

In response to the NSW Government’s proposal to insert a preamble to the NSW...

10 Aug 2010
Submission Water Industry Competition (General) Regulation 2008: Draft Marketing Code of Conduct and Draft...

The development of the Water Industry Competition Act Draft Codes of Conduct for Transfer and Marketing is an essential step to ensuring that a...

06 May 2011
Submission Review of the Operating Licence for Hunter Water Corporation

Recognising that the Hunter Water Operating Licence is the key regulatory framework governing the relationship between Hunter Water and its...

31 May 2011
Submission Acting to keep the essential affordable:

As part of their annual review of regulated electricity retail prices, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART...

12 May 2011
Submission Reform of judicial review in NSW: response to Discussion Paper

This submission responds to the NSW Department of Justice and Attorney General discussion paper on judicial review of...

28 Apr 2011
Submission Human Rights Charter review - respecting Victorians

PIAC supports a ‘human rights approach’ as a means of fostering a fair, just and democratic society. This submission...

24 Jun 2011
Submission Treatment and care over punishment and detention - even more critical for young people

This submission responds to the issues and questions raised in the NSW Law Reform Commission’s Discussion Paper: ...

17 Mar 2011
Submission Resolution and advocacy: essential partners in the management of aged care complaints

This submission is made in response to Department of Health Care and Ageing’s Discussion Paper: Aged Care Complaints Scheme: Proposed...

25 Mar 2011