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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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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 

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Opinion: Why we should be concerned about the NSW adoption reforms 14 Nov 2018

This week, the NSW Government will seek to pass sweeping changes through Parliament that will make it easier for children to be adopted without the consent of their parents and harder for parents to have their children restored to their... Read More

NSW Government to rush through adoption reforms today

13 Nov 2018

The Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT (ALS) and PIAC have re-iterated their concerns about the NSW Government’s child protection and adoption...

Legal experts say proposed discrimination law amendments will fail to protect LGBT children at religious schools

8 Nov 2018

In an open letter to Attorney-General Christian Porter, leading legal academics and anti-discrimination law practitioners have strongly criticised aspects of...

Urgent need for consultation on child protection changes to avoid dire consequences for Aboriginal children and families

31 Oct 2018

The Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT (ALS) and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) have joined forces to call on Members...

The Government’s Amendments about LGBT Students are Flawed. Here’s why.

26 Oct 2018

There is now bipartisan agreement that LGBT students in religious schools should be protected against discrimination. However, there is significant...

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