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Type Title Description Date
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Papers - Unpublished Negating the proposition that law reform agencies are the best vehicle for law reform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
Submission Not-for-profit accountability:

PIAC believes in the need for all not-for-profit organisations to be accountable to the government and the ...

10 Sep 2008
Submission Submission to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Green Paper

The Australian Government has sought input into the design of the proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.

10 Sep 2008
Papers - Published Citizenship and a Bill or Charter of Rights

In a paper to a Sydney Democracy Forum seminar, Robin Banks spoke of the need for formal human rights protection to complete the democratic ...

22 Aug 2008
Submission Response to Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care's Consultation on...

The Australian Health and Quality Commission have released a Background Paper: Development of a Consumer Engagement Strategy for the ...

22 Aug 2008
Submission Supplementary submission to the Inquiry into Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage

In PIAC’s original submission to the NSW Legislative Council Standing Committee on Social...

21 Aug 2008
Journal/Newsletter Street rights NSW [11] 15 Aug 2008
Submission Submission on NSW Distribution Network Service Providers 2009-2014 Regulatory Proposals

This represents PIAC’s submission to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) on the...

06 Aug 2008
Book/Report Annual report 2007 - 2008 / Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) 31 Jul 2008