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About us

PIAC is an independent, non-profit law and policy organisation, dedicated to obtaining social justice for disadvantaged individuals and at the broader, systemic level.

About Us

Our objectives and strategies

PIAC tackles difficult social problems that impact on the lives of many Australians. We conduct test cases and strategic litigation in the public interest, and provide legal assistance, policy advice and training to create positive change to the lives of...

Who funds PIAC?

Funding for PIAC’s core legal work, including the Homeless Persons’ Legal Service, comes primarily from the NSW Public Purpose Fund...

History and achievements

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) was launched in July 1982. The organisation had just four staff, headed by Peter Cashman....

Awards

PIAC’s work in strategic litigation, with children and homeless people has been recognised in a number of awards. 1999 Law...

Directors

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) constitution allows for up to 12 directors who are elected annually at PIAC’s Annual...

Staff

Jonathon Hunyor commenced as PIAC CEO in August 2016 after working as the Principal Legal Officer at the North Australian Aboriginal...

Careers

Practical Legal Training Placements Please note: we are not currently recruiting for PLT positions. PIAC regularly has positions available for...

Annual reports

A full list of PIAC’s Annual reports can be found in the publications section of this site. Annual Report 2016 – 2017 Annual...

Reconciliation Action Plan

PIAC’s first Reconciliation Action Plan was launched in July 2017. It brings together existing initiatives and sets out a plan...

Training

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