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

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


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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Homelessness increasing in NSW: research 6 Dec 2016

The significant increase in number of people experiencing homelessness in NSW is the focus of the November edition of Parity, the national journal of the Council to Homeless Persons. The edition entitled Responding to Homelessness in NSW, features three articles... Read More

NSW Stolen Generations reparations scheme welcome

2 Dec 2016

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of a limited reparations scheme for members of the...

Police misuse of tasers

24 Nov 2016

PIAC has successfully settled civil proceedings against NSW police and Juvenile Justice NSW on behalf of a young man who...

Consumers should benefit from Desalination Plant savings

17 Nov 2016

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is reviewing the Sydney Desalination Plant pricing proposal for 2017- 2022. The desalination...