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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Tony Jones

Sarah Ferguson and Tony Jones to speak at Social Justice Dinner 23 Dec 2016

Please join us for the Public Interest Advocacy Centre’s Social Justice Dinner on Thursday 2 March 2017. The dinner is a celebration PIAC’s work and the contribution made by our supporters to advancing social justice in Australia. It also raises... Read More

Our submission on 18C

10 Feb 2017

PIAC’s CEO, Jonathon Hunyor, has appeared before the federal Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights as part of its inquiry...

Progress on detention conditions: OPCAT ratified

9 Feb 2017

PIAC has welcomed the Australian Government’s decision to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel,...

Northern Territory detention no place for children with disabilities

3 Feb 2017

In 2016 PIAC was engaged to represent the First Peoples Disability Network (Australia) (FPDN) before the Royal Commission into the...