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Type Title Description Date
Submission Network regulation for all:

This submission responds to the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) preliminary framework and approach paper...

10 Aug 2012
Submission Fixing a Bleak House

The poor conditions and human rights violations in licensed boarding houses in NSW have previously been identified by...

09 Aug 2012
Submission Submission in response to the Exposure Draft of the Homelessness Bill 2012

In this submission, HPLS maintains the importance of a rights-based framework for legislating the recognition and...

03 Aug 2012
Book/Report Gas wholesale markets and retail competition in NSW and Victoria

Gas Wholesale Markets and Retail Competition in NSW and Victoria is a report produced by Alviss Consulting Pty Ltd and...

31 Jul 2012
Submission Reliably affordable? PIAC submission to the AEMC's Review of Distribution Reliability...

This submission is a response to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) draft report, Review of Distribution...

11 Jul 2012
Submission NSW Law Reform - sentencing Question Papers 1-4

In May 2012, the NSW Law Reform Commission released a series of Question Papers as part of its review of the Crimes (...

04 Jun 2012
Papers - Published The Holcroft inquest: prisoners deserve more humane prison transportation

The paper deals with the 2011 NSW Inquest into the death in custody of Mark Holcroft in 2009 and the related issues...

25 May 2012
Submission Where are the gaps? Consultation paper - a new scheme for assistance with disbursements

PIAC’s submission to the Attorney General’s Department examines what types of disbursements should be...

18 May 2012
Submission Meeting the continuing challenge of affordability:

IPART’s draft determination for regulated retail electricity prices from 1 July 2012, sets out an average price...

10 May 2012
Journal/Newsletter PIAC Bulletin [34] 01 May 2012
Submission Review of NSW's Victims Compensation Scheme

In August 2011, the NSW Attorney General announced an independent assessment of the Victims Compensation Scheme with a...

30 Apr 2012
Submission Outsourcing Government Community Service Delivery

In March 2012, the NSW the Legislative Assembly Committee on Community Services announced an inquiry into the devolution...

27 Apr 2012
Submission A fair comparison: PIAC submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry, Electricity Network...

The Productivity Commission is undertaking an Inquiry into electricitynetwork regulation.

23 Apr 2012
Submission National Electricity Amendment (Economic Regulation of Network Service Providers) Rule 2012

This submission outlines PIAC’s response to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (...

16 Apr 2012
Submission What’s sex got to do with it? Submission to the Standing Committee on Legal & Constitutional...

On 8 February 2012, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young presented a private member’s bill, the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010 (the Hanson-Young Bill...

02 Apr 2012
Submission OPCAT - preventative, proactive and non-punitive.

The submission supports Australia’s ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading...

30 Mar 2012
Submission What’s sex got to do with it? Submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal...

On 8 February 2012, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young presented a private member’s bill, the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010 (the Hanson-Young Bill...

29 Mar 2012
Submission Complementary modernisation: options to address the issue of affordability in the Energy White Paper

PIAC’s submission in response to the Australian Government’s draft Energy White Paper argues that the issue...

16 Mar 2012
Submission Embracing equality. Submission to the NSW Attorney General on the Consolidation of Commonwealth...

The NSW Attorney General sought community feedback on the proposed consolidation of Commonwealth anti-discrimination...

14 Mar 2012
Submission National Human Rights Action Plan Exposure Draft: submission by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre

In December 2011, the Australian Government released the National Human Rights Action Plan Exposure Draft.

05 Mar 2012