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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 

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 

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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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Jenny Brockie

Sleeping rough, stigma and the importance of home 3 Jul 2017

It’s time to talk about homelessness   Despite Australia’s record economic boom, rates of homelessness have been on the rise for years, and the social stigma surrounding homelessness only perpetuates the problem.       Join the host of SBS’s... Read More

What you need to know about homelessness

17 Aug 2017

For Homelessness Week we asked four members of PIAC’s homeless consumer advocacy committee, StreetCare, what they wanted people to know...

Speech to ACCC electricity supply & prices inquiry public forum

15 Aug 2017

Jonathon Hunyor, CEO, Public Interest Advocacy Centre. Sydney, 14 August 2017. Thank you to the ACC for the invitation to...

Government agrees to wait for outcome of High Court challenge – listed for hearing 5-6 September

11 Aug 2017

At a preliminary hearing in the High Court today, the government agreed that it will not post out any papers...

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