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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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Help PIAC create change 29 May 2019

At the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) we take on cases that push the boundaries: seeking justice for our clients while creating real change for people facing disadvantage. We expose and challenge unfair laws, policies and practices and hold decision-makers... Read More

Asylum seekers held in prison-like conditions for record periods

20 Jun 2019

People in Australia’s onshore immigration detention centres are now held for an average of about 500 days: an all-time high,...

Life insurers must end unlawful mental health discrimination, following VEOHRC report

12 Jun 2019

PIAC’s Mental Health and Insurance Project has welcomed changes by several major travel insurers that will prevent discrimination against people...

Life saving medication secured for asylum seeker with Hepatitis C

5 Jun 2019

Legal action and strategic advocacy by PIAC’s Asylum Seeker Health Rights Project has ensured access to curative Hepatitis C medication...

Major breakthrough: Hepatitis C treatment secured for onshore detainees

22 May 2019

Asylum seekers with Hepatitis C in onshore detention will now have access to curative medication following advocacy by PIAC’s Asylum...

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