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Submission to NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the Adequacy of Youth Diversion Programs

March 23, 2018

PIAC’s submission to this inquiry drew heavily on previous work, including our submission to the 2017 Royal Commission into Indigenous Incarceration, as well as the report into NSW Police’s Suspect Target Management Plan. The submissions makes a number of recommendations … read more

Social Justice Dinner 2018 – thank you!

March 7, 2018

In this edition: Social Justice Dinner 2018 – thank you!;  The ‘nightmare’ EFTPOS machines that the CBA won’t change;  Opinion: NSW Anti-discrimination law arguably the worst of its kind;  Victory for public access to Crown Land: Talus St Reserve case … read more

Yes, but Never Again

February 28, 2018

Marriage equality was finally passed by the Commonwealth Parliament on 7 December 2017. That followed the Government’s three-month postal survey, which culminated in the announcement of an emphatic 61.6% Yes vote on 15 November. It is important to remember, however, … read more

Victory for public access to Crown Land: Talus St Reserve case settles

February 23, 2018

Five years of litigation over the management of Talus St Reserve in Naremburn has finally settled, ending a case that highlights widespread systemic issues with the use and management of Crown Land in NSW. The case was brought by members … read more

Flawed: Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform Bill

February 9, 2018

PIAC has joined with other charities and non-government organisations in criticising the Commonwealth Government’s Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017. In its submission to the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, PIAC identified serious flaws … read more

Submission to Inquiry into Arrangements for the Postal Survey

January 31, 2018

PIAC’s submission, which was endorsed by Community Legal Centres NSW, raised several concerns about the same-sex marriage law postal survey held by the Commonwealth Government in late 2017. This included that the exercise was unnecessary and expensive, and that it … read more

Submission re the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017

January 25, 2018

PIAC’s submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (JSCEM) raises a number of serious concerns about the Government’s proposed reforms to Commonwealth electoral law. This includes the imposition of onerous, and arguably unjustified, regulation on a wide range … read more

Submission to the Review of the Operation of the Legislation Review Act 1987 (NSW)

December 7, 2017

PIAC’s submission includes both procedural and substantive recommendations to ensure the Legislation Review Act 1987, and its associated Parliamentary Committee, better protect human rights in NSW. This includes changes to terminology, referring to ‘human rights’ not ‘personal rights and liberties’, … read more

Policing Young People in NSW: A study of the Suspect Targeting Management Plan

October 25, 2017

The New South Wales Police Force (NSW Police) Suspect Targeting Management Plan (STMP) seeks to prevent future offending by targeting repeat offenders and people police believe are likely to commit future crime. The STMP is both a police intelligence tool … read more

Same-sex marriage: time to vote yes

September 13, 2017

In this edition Same-sex marriage: time to vote yes;  Laura Lombardo appointed Principal Solicitor;  Equal access in the digital age, lessons from the US;  Exciting opportunity to join our strategic litigation team;  Welcome news: Electricity bill relief package on the … read more

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