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Submission A privileged profession? Shield laws and the Evidence Act.

The Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2009 (Cth), inserts a new objects clause at the beginning of the Commonwealth Evidence...

08 Apr 2009
Submission Clean and fair:

This submission was prepared for the Commonwealth Senate Select Committee on Climate Policy.

08 Apr 2009
Submission Protecting consumer protections.

In this submission PIAC supports the development of a national ACL, as it provides benchmark...

06 Apr 2009
Submission Central Coast water prices:

In July 2008 the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) began the process of determining the price of water...

27 Mar 2009
Papers - Published Secret searches spreading too far

From: The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 March 2009. p. 9

23 Mar 2009
Submission Submission to Report on Secure and Sustainable Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Services for Non-...

In 2007 the NSW Government commissioned The Hon Ian Armstrong and Dr Colin Gellatly to conduct an independent inquiry...

23 Mar 2009
Submission Open letter to the NSW Government

PIAC coordinated a group of NGOs, including the Australian Branch of the International Commission of Jurists, Australian...

20 Mar 2009
Submission Opening the door for disability access:

In its submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Inquiry into the draft Disability (Access...

13 Mar 2009
Submission Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission Inquiry into Freedom of Religion and Belief in...

PIAC, together with Kingsford Legal Centre and CCLCG, made a joint submission to the...

06 Mar 2009
Submission Taking action on homelessness: Response to the NSW Homelessness Action Plan

The Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS), a joint initiative of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (...

02 Mar 2009
Submission A just and fair prison system: Principles or profit?

PIAC believes that there are basic public interest principles that should guide policy and program development in...

02 Mar 2009
Submission Deepening democracy:

PIAC is of the view that reform of Australian electoral law is long overdue. Democracy benefits from having diverse...

23 Feb 2009
Submission Response to the Australian Energy Regulator draft distribution determination 2009-10 to 2013-14

The AER draft determination includes significant rises in the cost of electricity.

16 Feb 2009
Journal/Newsletter Street rights NSW [13] 15 Feb 2009
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