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2019 Social Justice Dinner

Featuring guest speaker Julia Baird and MC Craig Reucassel. Thursday 7 March 2019 | 6:30pm | Doltone House, Hyde Park. BOOK NOW

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Asylum seeker health rights

PIAC's Asylum Seeker Health Rights Project seeks to ensure humane treatment and basic medical and mental health care for asylum seekers languishing in Australia's immigration detention centres. Read more 

Jonathon Hunyor appearing on ABC tv's The Checkout

Discrimination: mental health and insurance

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

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Better outcomes for indigenous kids in care

The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care continues the rise. This alarming trend requires urgent action. 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 people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with practical legal assistance. We also address causes of homelessness through policy advocacy and strategic engagement with government and service providers. Read more 

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One rule for every school – an end to LGBT discrimination in religious schools in 2019 23 Jan 2019

PIAC has urged support for a Bill to end discrimination against LGBT students at all schools in a submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018. PIAC has also called for these... Read More

A step in the right direction: CBA to improve accessibility of ‘Albert’ EFTPOS machines

10 Jan 2019

Legal action challenging the accessibility of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s touch-screen ‘Albert’ EFTPOS machines for people who are blind...

Religious Freedom Review – details will be critical and LGBT students left waiting

13 Dec 2018

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre cautiously welcomes the long-awaited release of the Religious Freedom Review, and elements of the Government’s...

Court win stops excessive and invasive police checks

7 Dec 2018

In a significant decision handed down on Tuesday, the District Court of NSW has confirmed that NSW Police do not...

Protecting LGBT students against discrimination should be simple. Is Commonwealth Parliament up to the task?

5 Dec 2018

The issue of discrimination by religious institutions can appear complex. Ensuring we protect religious freedom while upholding the right to...

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