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Type Title Description Date
Journal/Newsletter Well connected [37] 15 Jun 2011
Submission Review of the Operating Licence for Hunter Water Corporation

Recognising that the Hunter Water Operating Licence is the key regulatory framework governing the relationship between Hunter Water and its...

31 May 2011
Submission Quality - ensuring rights, respect and dignity for homeless people

This submission is made by the Homeless Persons’ Legal Service in response to the Options Paper prepared by the Homelessness Working Group of the...

27 May 2011
Submission Energy Assured Limited amended application for authorisation A91258 & A91259

In May 2011, the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) called for feedback on Energy Assured Limited’s...

24 May 2011
Submission Acting to keep the essential affordable:

As part of their annual review of regulated electricity retail prices, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART...

12 May 2011
Submission Water Industry Competition (General) Regulation 2008: Draft Marketing Code of Conduct and Draft...

The development of the Water Industry Competition Act Draft Codes of Conduct for Transfer and Marketing is an essential step to ensuring that a...

06 May 2011
Submission Reform of judicial review in NSW: response to Discussion Paper

This submission responds to the NSW Department of Justice and Attorney General discussion paper on judicial review of...

28 Apr 2011
Submission Australian Law Reform Commission - Family violence and Commonwealth laws. Social security. Issues...

Studies in Australia and internationally have consistently documented that people experiencing homelessness report a horrendous and...

15 Apr 2011
Submission Inquiry into former forced adoption policies and practices:

PIAC’s submission examines the impact of former forced removal and adoption practices on Indigenous Australians and...

07 Apr 2011
Submission Universal Periodic Review recommendations

The United Nations Human Rights Council undertook a Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Australia’s Human Rights...

04 Apr 2011
Submission Independence and advocacy: the key to gaining consumer trust in Australia’s aged care complaints...

PIAC confines its comments specifically to the matters raised in Chapter 12 (‘Regulation — the future direction’...

04 Apr 2011
Submission Resolution and advocacy: essential partners in the management of aged care complaints

This submission is made in response to Department of Health Care and Ageing’s Discussion Paper: Aged Care Complaints Scheme: Proposed...

25 Mar 2011
Submission Treatment and care over punishment and detention - even more critical for young people

This submission responds to the issues and questions raised in the NSW Law Reform Commission’s Discussion Paper: ...

17 Mar 2011
Submission Ensuring accessibility, openness and privacy:

PIAC welcomed the opportunity to make a submission in response to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’...

07 Mar 2011
Submission Exposure draft of amendments to the Acts Amendment Act 1901

PIAC made a short submission to the Attorney- General’s Department in response to the exposure draft of amendments...

02 Mar 2011
Submission Penalty notices: still not such a fine thing for vulnerable people

On 13 January 2011 HPLS met with the NSW Law Reform Commission to discuss its submission to...

24 Feb 2011
Journal/Newsletter Street Rights NSW [19] 15 Feb 2011
Submission Human rights action plan for Australia

The Federal Government launched ‘Australia’s Human Rights Framework’ in 2010, in response to the national inquiry into human rights ...

11 Feb 2011
Submission Discovery for all:

The Australian Law Reform Commission’s inquiry into discovery in the federal courts was prompted by the concerns raised about the process in the...

20 Jan 2011
Journal/Newsletter Well connected [36] 15 Jan 2011