legislation

Review of the Law of Bail in NSW

Despite a number of inquiries into the criminal justice system and reviews of bail laws in NSW over the last few years, NSW continues to have the highest remand population of any state in Australia

Submission to the Migration Amendment (Detention Reform and Procedural Fairness) Bill 2010

This submission reviews and comments on the Migration Amendment (Detention Reform and Procedural Fairness) Bill 2010.

Human Rights Charter review - respecting Victorians

PIAC supports a ‘human rights approach’ as a means of fostering a fair, just and democratic society. This submission  assesses the operation and impact of the Charter.

Australian Law Reform Commission - Family violence and Commonwealth laws

Studies in Australia and internationally have consistently documented that people experiencing homelessness report a horrendous and disproportionate level of victimisation, including repeated exper

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 to the Acts Interpretation Act 1901(Cth)(AIA).  

Human rights in Tasmania

In its submission to the Tasmanian Consultation on the proposed Human Rights Charter of Rights and Responsibilities.  PIAC focuses on identifying the features of effective human r

Residential Tenancies Regulation 2010

In 2010, the Department of Fair Trading called for submissions on the Draft Residential Tenancies Regulation 2010 (The Regulation).

Draft Civil Procedure Amendment (Supreme Court Representative Proceedings) Bill 2010

PIAC’s submission in response to the NSW Government’s draft Civil Procedure Amendment (Supreme Court Representative Proceedings) Bill 2010 welcomes the proposal for a comprehensive representative p

The first step to realising rights

While PIAC continues to assert the need for comprehensive protections for human rights in the form of a Human Rights Act, PIAC welcomes the fact that the Bills adopt a more expansive interpretation

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