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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 

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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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Help asylum seekers in detention get the medical care they need 18 May 2017

In late 2016 PIAC launched the Asylum Seeker Health Rights Project to help people who are suffering in Australian immigration detention centres without access to the medical and mental health care they need. Marco* is one of our clients. 33... Read More

Facing the outside world – the voices of those who exit prison into homelessness

19 May 2017

By Louis Schetzer, Senior Policy Officer, Homelessness, Public Interest Advocacy Centre “All I’ve known is crime and drugs and jail....

Submission to the UN: DV the most common cause of homelessness

10 May 2017

Domestic and family violence is the most common cause of homelessness in Australia, according to the NGO report to the...

'If I could say one thing' - mental health and insurance

3 May 2017

Nearly half of us will experience a mental illness at some point in our life. Despite the prevalence of these...