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Submission Submission on the Freedom of Information (Removal of Conclusive Certificates and Other Measures)...

PIAC, in its brief submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration, commends the...

07 Jan 2009
Papers - Published Implications of government funding of advocacy for third-sector independence and exploration of...

This paper examines the effect of funding contracts on the capacity of third-sector organizations to effectively advocate.

31 Dec 2008
Papers - Published Stolen wages: settling the debt

The focus of this paper is Indigenous stolen wages.  There is a strong link between stolen wages and the removal of Indigenous children from...

31 Dec 2008
Submission Improving clarity and enhancing protection of privacy rights:

In its response to the NSW Law Reform Commission’s Consultation Paper 3: Privacy Legislation in New South Wales,...

24 Dec 2008
Journal/Newsletter Talkin' justice [4]: 15 Dec 2008
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 Enhancing the rights-based approach to health care complaints in NSW:

PIAC submits that the most pressing issue regarding the NSW health complaints system is the...

12 Dec 2008
Journal/Newsletter Well connected [33]: 01 Dec 2008
Submission People with disability - from recipients to full and active participants:

In this submission, PIAC commends the Federal Government on this development and encourages it to work with all levels...

01 Dec 2008
Submission Maintaining consumer focus in health complaints: the key to national best practice.

PIAC is concerned that the model for handling complaints about health professionals proposed in the Consultation Paper...

24 Nov 2008
Submission Re: The Report of the Clarke InquiryPIAC joint letter to the Commonwealth Attorney General...

PIAC joint letter to the Commonwealth Attorney General regarding the arrest and detention of Dr Mohamed Haneef

21 Nov 2008
Submission Freeing up information:

In April 2008, the NSW Ombudsman initiated a review of the Freedom of Information Act 1989 (...

17 Nov 2008
Journal/Newsletter Street rights NSW [12] 15 Nov 2008
Journal/Newsletter PIAC bulletin [28]: 15 Nov 2008
Submission Hunter Water Prices:

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) recently commenced its review of prices for water, wastewater...

11 Nov 2008
Submission Australia's Future Tax System Review

PIAC welcomed the review of Australia’s taxation system, and urged the review panel to give special consideration...

20 Oct 2008
Submission Central Coast water prices: Submission to IPART review of prices for water, wastewater and...

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) recently commenced its review of prices for water, wastewater...

10 Oct 2008
Submission Airport security - ensuring equality and dignity for people with disability.

In September 2008 the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government invited input into the Aviation Security...

25 Sep 2008
Submission A positive start ... but still more work to do.

This submission responds to the NSW Government’s Homelessness Strategic Framework Draft Consultation Paper...

23 Sep 2008
Papers - Unpublished Negating the proposition that law reform agencies are the best vehicle for law reform

In this presentation to the Australian Law Reform Agencies Conference held on 11 and 12 September 2008, PIAC...

12 Sep 2008