The over-representation of Indigenous juveniles in the justice system has been an issue for many years, and is a particular issue in NSW.
In this submission, PIAC provides a response to the Federal Attorney-General’s proposed changes to:(a) those parts of the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth) dealing with sedition, the definition of “terrorist a
PIAC coordinated a group of NGOs, including the Australian Branch of the International Commission of Jurists, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, the University of Sydney Institute of International L
In this submission, PIAC criticises the NSW Government’s extension of “emergency” police powers, initially enacted because of terrorism, to non-terrorism related policing of “organised crime” and biki
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) provided this supplementary submission in response to the NSW Law Reform Commission’s (LRC) inquiry into the administration of the Privacy and Personal In
This submission is in response to the NSW Legislative Council, Standing Committee on Social Issues inquiry into substitute decision-making for people lacking capacity.
The submission expresses PIAC’s serious concerns about the policy process referred to in the paper. They are:
Same sex marriage was prohibited for the first time under the last government in a discriminatory and unjustifiable change to the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth).
In April 2008, the NSW Ombudsman initiated an own-motion inquiry into the NSW FOI Act. As part of this inquiry, the Ombudsman released a discussion paper.
On 24 March 2009, at Australia’s Right to Know Freedom of Speech Conference, Senator John Faulkner announced the government’s proposed second tranche of reforms to the Freedom of Information Ac