legislation

Fixing a Bleak House

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

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 definition of homelessness and homelessness services.

What's sex got to do with it. Submission to the SC on L and CALC

On 8 February 2012, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young presented a private member’s bill, the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010 (the Hanson-Young Bill) to the Senate, which was referred to the S

What's sex got to do with it. Submission to the SC on SP and LA

On 8 February 2012, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young presented a private member’s bill, the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010 (the Hanson-Young Bill) to the Senate, which was referred to the S

Embracing equality

The NSW Attorney General sought community feedback on the proposed consolidation of Commonwealth anti-discrimination laws and the impact on NSWPIAC’s submission focused on  the complai

Towards a unified Equality Act

Handout at joint seminar by PIAC and King & Wood Mallesons - consolidation of anti-discrimination laws

Australian legal system

Overview of the Australian legal system, including the way in which the legal system is part of the overall structure of government.

Freeing up government information

In November 2011, PIAC made a submission to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner in response to the discussion paper about fees and charges under the FOI Act 1982 (Cth).&n

It's time submission

This submission draws on PIAC’s earlier submissions to the ALRC and the NSWLRC about a potential cause of action for invasions of privacy.  It also draws on the conclusions reached by the Vict

ACT Government consultation

PIAC supports a ‘human rights approach’ as a means of fostering a fair, just and democratic society.

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