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Type Title Description Date
Papers - Published Never for us, without us:

The Federal Government’s White Paper on Homelessness, The Road Home: A National Approach to Reducing Homelessness, lists as a...

15 Feb 2009
Submission Harmonising spent convictions laws in Australia:

PIAC has provided comments to the NSW Attorney General’s Department on the Standing...

04 Feb 2009
Submission Unified Privacy Principles - the right way ahead:

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) has provided a submission to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in...

02 Feb 2009
Submission Considering the impact of CIN more broadly:

On 1 November 2007 NSW Police rolled out the State-wide Criminal Infringement Notices (CIN)...

30 Jan 2009
Book/Report Cut Off II:

This is the final report for the project Cut Off II: The Experience of Utility Disconnections, prepared for the Energy...

15 Jan 2009
Submission A Good FiT: Designing an effective and fair Feed-in Tariff Scheme for NSW

A Feed-in Tariff has the potential to reduce carbon emissions and reduce the need for costly network augmentation.

13 Jan 2009
Submission Implementing the Productivity Commission review of the Disability Discrimination Act:

PIAC, in its submission to the …, commends the Federal Government on implementing the majority of recommendations...

12 Jan 2009
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