Discrimination

Archive of posts in the 'Discrimination' category

Cruise case settled: a win for travellers with disability

September 16, 2019

It will be easier for people with disability to access and enjoy cruises following the successful settlement of a claim against Royal Caribbean by Professor Justin Yerbury. Cruise company Royal Caribbean has committed to a range of important practical changes, … read more

LECC hearings scrutinise excessive, invasive home visits by NSW Police

September 11, 2019

In this edition: LECC hearings scrutinise excessive, invasive home visits by NSW Police;  Religious Discrimination Bill misses the mark;  Australia Reimagined – public forum;  Media skills workshop with Tim Brunero – 22 October;  Australian Government Solicitor wins Pro Bono Law … read more

Religious Discrimination Bill misses the mark

September 9, 2019

PIAC has serious concerns about the Exposure Draft Religious Discrimination Bill released by Attorney-General Christian Porter late last month. While PIAC has long advocated for protecting people from discrimination on the grounds of religious belief, this Bill goes much further, … read more

Youth justice: time to raise the age

August 7, 2019

In this edition: Youth justice: time to raise the age;  A fairer NDIS;  Law reform: supporting survivors of domestic violence;  Health care and human rights seminar with the Kirby Institute;  Homelessness Week 2019;  Announcing PIAC’s new Principal Solicitors;  Opinion: demand … read more

Joint statement in support of religious discrimination protections

July 17, 2019

We, the undersigned LGBTIQ+ advocates, organisations and allies, place on the public record our support for protections from discrimination for people of all faiths, and for people who don’t hold religious beliefs, provided these laws do not sanction new forms … read more

World Hepatitis Day seminar with the Hon Michael Kirby

July 15, 2019

In this edition World Hepatitis Day seminar with the Hon Michael Kirby;  Sri Lanka conflict mapping report shared with stakeholders in Geneva;  Mental Health discrimination: welcome progress on travel insurance;  Asylum seekers held in prison-like conditions for record periods;  Vale … read more

Life insurers must end unlawful mental health discrimination, following VEOHRC report

June 12, 2019

PIAC’s Mental Health and Insurance Project has welcomed changes by several major travel insurers that will prevent discrimination against people with mental health conditions, but called for urgent action to end widespread discrimination by life insurers. ‘The removal of outdated … read more

Submission to the Financial Services Council on the Consultation Draft of the Life Insurance Code of Practice

February 28, 2019

PIAC welcomes the opportunity to provide comment on the FSC Consultation Draft on the Life Insurance Code of Practice (Consultation Draft Code). This submission focuses on issues relating to discrimination by insurers regarding mental health and builds on the comments … read more

PIAC Welcomes passage of MedEvac Bill

February 15, 2019

In this edition PIAC Welcomes passage of MedEvac Bill;  Virginia Trioli to speak at 2019 Social Justice Dinner;  NSW Government plan will improve access to solar;  Federal Government must fix gaping hole in the Disability Discrimination Act;  Using technology to … read more

Federal Government must fix gaping hole in the Disability Discrimination Act

February 11, 2019

People with disability have been dealt a blow, with the Federal Government refusing to fix a significant problem with the law that stops discrimination in employment, education, transport and more. ‘We are deeply disappointed that the Federal Attorney-General has ruled … read more

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