legislation

Protecting people from racism and ensuring freedom of speech

In this submission on the Exposure Draft of the Freedom of Speech (Repeal of s18C) Bill 2014, PIAC recommends significant amendments to the proposed legislation.

Equality before the law for people with disability

This submission is in response to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s review of equal recognition before the law and legal capacity for people with disability.

Getting closer - improving rights for all of us

This submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs draws on PIAC’s casework experience in discrimination law, particularly in relation to discrimination on the

Regulating racial vilification in NSW

This submission to the Legislative Council Standing Committee on Law and Justice Inquiry into racial vilification laws in NSW draws on PIAC’s extensive casework experience in discrimination

Submission in response to Ombudsman NSW Issues Paper Summary Offences Act 1988 Section 9

This submission states that HPLS remains concerned that the amendments to theSummary Offences Act 1988 have the potential to have a impact on

Submission to the inquiry into ATSI Peoples Recognition BIll 2012

PIAC’s submission to the inquiry into Aboriginal Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Bill 2012  draws on PIAC’s earlier submission to

A Mental Health Act for the 21st Century

The submission responds to the issues raised in the Discussion Paper: Issues arising under the Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW) (‘the MHA’).

Review of Freedom of Information laws

Submission to statutory review of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010.

Statutory review of Graffiti Control Act 2008 NSW

PIAC recognises that minimising graffiti production is a widespread community concern and that the Graffiti Control Act plays an important part in controlling and minimising the proliferation of gr

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