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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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 

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 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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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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Mental health discrimination: calls for life insurers be held to account 10 Apr 2018

In a landmark report released on 27 March 2018, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services has recommended a range of initiatives to improve the way the life insurance industry deals with issues relating to mental health. Key... Read More

Opinion: Public housing in NSW - a tragic game of musical chairs

6 Apr 2018

 By Dr Louis Schetzer, Senior Policy Officer in PIAC’s Homeless Persons’ Legal Service As a kid I intensely disliked the...

More than a court case - my experience working with PIAC’s Homeless Persons Legal Service

23 Mar 2018

By Sydney University Law student, Anneliese Harris. ‘How do you help a homeless person facing criminal charges?’ If you had asked...

Blind consumers launch discrimination case re CBA’s ‘nightmare’ EFTPOS machines

16 Mar 2018

The Commonwealth Bank is facing disability discrimination cases in relation to their touchscreen ‘Albert’ EFTPOS machines after two consumers launched...

Homelessness in NSW up by 37% since 2011

15 Mar 2018

Alarming new statistics on homelessness, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday, reveal a sharp increase in homelessness...

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