Discrimination

Archive of posts in the 'Discrimination' category

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

Banking Royal Commission report signals to insurers: lift your game on mental health

February 6, 2019

PIAC has welcomed the Banking Royal Commission’s final report as a step towards addressing the unfair treatment of people with mental health conditions or symptoms. ‘For years, PIAC has been working with beyondblue and Mental Health Australia on behalf of … read more

Commonwealth Bank to improve accessibility of ‘Albert’ EFTPOS machines

January 24, 2019

In this edition Commonwealth Bank to improve accessibility of ‘Albert’ EFTPOS machines’;  2019 Social Justice Dinner;  Hearing next week on excessive and invasive police checks;  Religious Freedom Review – LGBT students left waiting;  Welcom Chadwick Wong and Maddy Humphreys

One rule for every school – an end to LGBT discrimination in religious schools in 2019

January 23, 2019

PIAC has urged support for a Bill to end discrimination against LGBT students at all schools in a submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018. PIAC has also called for these … read more

Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018

January 21, 2019

PIAC’s submission built on our previous submissions to the Religious Freedom Review, and a previous Senate Inquiry into discrimination against LGBT students and teachers. This includes calling for the adoption of best practice anti-discrimination legislation, such as the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination … read more

Commonwealth Bank settles discrimination claim by blind Australians over touchpad devices

January 16, 2019

In 2016 two blind Australians launched a discrimination case against the Commonwealth Bank, arguing a touch screen device used in many stores and restaurants was virtually impossible for them to use safely and securely.

A step in the right direction: CBA to improve accessibility of ‘Albert’ EFTPOS machines

January 10, 2019

Legal action challenging the accessibility of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s touch-screen ‘Albert’ EFTPOS machines for people who are blind or vision impaired has settled, with the CBA agreeing to introduce a range of changes to ensure better accessibility of … read more

Religious Freedom Review – details will be critical and LGBT students left waiting

December 13, 2018

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre cautiously welcomes the long-awaited release of the Religious Freedom Review, and elements of the Government’s response. ‘We are pleased to see the Government’s commitment to including religious belief as a protected attribute in anti-discrimination law. … read more

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