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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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CBA to improve accessibility of ‘Albert’ EFTPOS machines

The Commonwealth Bank will improve the accessibility of their ‘Albert’ EFTPOS machines for people who are blind of vision impaired, following legal action by PIAC. Read more 

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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Holding police accountable

PIAC is challenging an invasive police policy that has significant detrimental impact on the lives of young people who are subject to it, and their families. Read more 

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Energy and Water Consumers’ Advocacy Program

The Energy + Water Consumers' Advocacy Program works to ensure all NSW households have access to affordable and sustainable energy and water. 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 

How we create change 2019

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Australian Government Solicitor wins Pro Bono Law Award 12 Aug 2019

PIAC is delighted to congratulate the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) on winning the Australian Law Pro Bono Award at the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards. AGS has been a major pro bono supporter of PIAC for many years, seconding lawyers... Read More

Announcing PIAC’s new Principal Solicitors

6 Aug 2019

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Camilla Pandolfini and Michelle Cohen as PIAC’s new co-Principal Solicitors, following the...

Demand Response Rule Change: Consumers set to save from energy market shake-up

18 Jul 2019

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre, The Australia Institute and Total Environment Centre have today welcomed a draft rule by the...

Joint statement in support of religious discrimination protections

17 Jul 2019

We, the undersigned LGBTIQ+ advocates, organisations and allies, place on the public record our support for protections from discrimination for...

Drug use and Human Rights: The missing piece of the Hep C elimination puzzle?

2 Jul 2019

Access to good health is a basic human right. This World Hepatitis Day, the Kirby Institute, in partnership with PIAC,...

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