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Type Title Description Date
Submission For the sake of democracy:

PIAC has made a submission to the NSW Legislative Council Select Committee Inquiry into...

15 Feb 2008
Submission Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in NSW

The submission to the Special Inquiry into Child Protection (Justice Woods) links the relationship between failures in child protection services...

11 Feb 2008
Submission Consumers and electricity privatisation in NSW:

A Consultative Reference Committee, chaired by Mr Unsworth, has been established to test the impacts of the proposed privatisation of the...

11 Feb 2008
Submission Productivity Commission Draft Report - Review of Australia's Consumer Policy Framework.

The Productivity Commission (PC) recently published its draft report reviewing Australia’s competition policy...

01 Feb 2008
Submission Submission to the Federal Treasurer 2008-2009 Federal Budget

PIAC has made brief submission in response to the call for input from the community to the Federal Budget process for...

18 Jan 2008
Papers - Published Implications of government funding of advocacy for nonprofit independence and exploration of... 31 Dec 2007
Journal/Newsletter Well connected [31]: 21 Dec 2007
Submission Encouraging consumer benefits in water for tenants:

The NSW Office of Fair Trading is currently undertaking a review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1987.

21 Dec 2007
Submission Resurrecting the right to privacy:

PIAC’s submission to this major review notes the comprehensive nature of DP 72 and...

21 Dec 2007
Submission Working together to achieve a new direction for NSW:

This submission responds to the the adequacy and appropriateness of performance measures for reporting progress of the NSW...

18 Dec 2007
Book/Report Electricity supply in NSW:

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) commissioned the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF...

15 Dec 2007
Book/Report Flight closed:

In 2006 and 2007, PIAC and the NSW Disability Discrimination Legal Centre worked with a number...

15 Dec 2007
Submission Inquiry into the prohibition on the publication of names of children involved in criminal...

PIAC has made a brief submission to the NSW Parliamentary inquiry into the legislative...

13 Dec 2007
Submission Response to the Application for an Exemption under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 by...

PIAC along with several organisations representing people with disabilities recently submitted a report on access to...

10 Dec 2007
Submission Retailer of Last Resort supply fee for small retail customers

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has recommended that customers of a failed electricity retailer...

29 Nov 2007
Journal/Newsletter PIAC bulletin [26]: 15 Nov 2007
Submission Smart meters and functionality.

Smart meters can record a lot more information about residential energy consumption than normal ‘accumulation’ meters. They enable...

15 Nov 2007
Journal/Newsletter Street rights NSW [8] 12 Nov 2007
Submission AEMC review of the effectiveness of competition in electricity and gas retail marketing in Victoria

The Australian Energy Marketing Commission is conducting a review of the effectiveness of competition in the Victorian electricity and gas ...

09 Nov 2007
Papers - Unpublished Nothing more than chicken feed:

Crisis Payment is one-off financial assistance provided to individuals who are experiencing severe financial hardship and are already receiving an...

07 Nov 2007