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 

Christmas Island detention centre fence

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 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 

Jonathon Hunyor appearing on ABC tv's The Checkout

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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Social Justice Dinner 2018 14 Dec 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Social Justice Dinner. Join us at Doltone House, Hyde Park on 1 March to celebrate the work PIAC does with its partners and supporters to protect the rights of the community’s most... Read More

January 26: PIAC supports changing the date

22 Jan 2018

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre supports changing the date of Australia’s national day from 26 January. Our national day should...

AHRC releases Villawood and Yongah Hill inspection reports

10 Jan 2018

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released its latest inspection reports of the immigration detention facilities at Villawood and Yongah...

PLT applications close 22 January 2018

3 Jan 2018

PIAC currently has positions available for Practical Legal Training (PLT) placements. The placements are unpaid but reasonable travel costs are...

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