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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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Forum: Mental health matters 4 Jul 2018

Tackling taboos, stigma and discrimination around mental health One in five Australians experience a mental health issue in any year and almost one in two will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lifetime. Join an expert... Read More

ACCC review confirms electricity market not working for consumers

11 Jul 2018

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) has called on Australian governments to take strong action to bring down electricity prices...

NSW Reforms Vilification Offences

22 Jun 2018

PIAC welcomes the Crimes Amendment (Publicly Threatening and Inciting Violence) Act 2018 (NSW), passed this week by the NSW Parliament....

In the picture: TV networks to make sure Deaf community included in major announcements

15 Jun 2018

Members of the Deaf community will now be able to take in major public broadcasts at the same time as...

AEMC review: stronger action needed by energy retailers and regulators to ensure that the market is working for consumers

15 Jun 2018

Following the release of the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) 2018 Retail Energy Competition Review, PIAC’s Energy and Water Consumers’...

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