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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 

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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 

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CBA to improve accessibility of ‘Albert’ EFTPOS machines

The Commonwealth Bank will improve the accessibility of their ‘Albert’ EFTPOS machines for people who are blind of vision impaired, following legal action by PIAC. Read more 

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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Holding police accountable

PIAC is challenging an invasive police policy that has significant detrimental impact on the lives of young people who are subject to it, and their families. Read more 

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Energy and Water Consumers’ Advocacy Program

The Energy + Water Consumers' Advocacy Program works to ensure all NSW households have access to affordable and sustainable energy and water. 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 

How we create change 2019

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Social Justice Dinner 2019

Save the date: 2020 Social Justice Dinner 31 Oct 2019

  The Public Interest Advocacy Centre invites you to join us with special guest speaker Ben Quilty at the 2020 Social Justice Dinner. The Social Justice Dinner is PIAC’s main fundraising event to support our work to create systemic change by tackling... Read More

Media skills workshop with Tim Brunero – 13 February 2020

30 Oct 2019

Learn how to get you message across in an increasingly crowded media landscape. This one-day workshop covers the essentials of...

A fairer NDIS: PIAC calls for more transparency re settlements

28 Oct 2019

PIAC has called for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to make public the details of appeal cases it is...

Religious Discrimination Bill: radical and flawed

1 Oct 2019

The Government’s Exposure Draft Religious Discrimination Bill represents a radical step that will undermine existing anti-discrimination protections and the integrity...

Cruise case settled: a win for travellers with disability

16 Sep 2019

It will be easier for people with disability to access and enjoy cruises following the successful settlement of a claim...

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