Achieving social justice

PIAC is an independent, non-profit legal centre with over three decades of experience in running test cases and leading systemic change. Read More

Graeme Innes

Accessible public transport

PIAC acted for Graeme Innes when he sued RailCorp for its failure to provide audible ‘next stop’ announcements. Mr Innes said, ‘all I’m asking is that they tell me where I am.' Read More

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A voice for people experiencing homelessness

PIAC’s consumer advisory committee, StreetCare, provides policy advice to government on homelessness and housing. Read More

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Unlawful imprisonment of young people

‘One of our 14-year-old clients was arrested, handcuffed and strip-searched on three separate occasions over a two-week period. He was held in custody overnight each time. ' Read More

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Landmark challenge to reduce electricity bills

NSW electricity networks charge twice as much as their counterparts in Victoria to get electricity from a power station to a consumer. Read More

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Homeless Persons’ Legal Service

HPLS provides free legal advice to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness at welfare agencies throughout Sydney and Newcastle. Read More

Discrimination: mental health and insurance

One in two people will be diagnosed with a mental condition at some point yet insurers frequently deny cover or claims related to mental illness. Read More

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Newsfeed

Voting rights: making polling places accessible to all 24 Mar 2017

If you have a mobility disability and have had trouble accessing a polling booth in your electorate, PIAC wants to hear from you. We’re planning to take coordinated legal action to drive improvements to accessibility at polling places so that... Read More

Urgent need for more legal services for DV victims: Report

6 Mar 2017

More resources are needed to address the complex legal needs of women escaping domestic violence, according to a new report,...

Thanks for your support!

3 Mar 2017

Thank you to all the people who contributed to making this year’s social justice dinner a great success.  More than...

Welcome news: 18C report confirms no need for substantive change

1 Mar 2017

The report of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights in relation to federal protections against racial discrimination and the...