Archive of posts in the 'Discrimination' category

Making train travel easier for people with low vision

October 20, 2016

Three years after Graeme Innes’ high-profile case against RailCorp in relation to the audibility of ‘next stop’ announcements on trains, Sydney Trains (a subsidiary of RailCorp) has committed to improving communication with people who are blind or have low vision … read more

Stop insurance discrimination against people with mental health conditions

October 13, 2016

Joint media release with beyoneblue and Mental Health Australia. How many more concessions and delays does the insurance industry want when it comes to reforming their unfair and outdated practices and attitudes to mental health? For years, beyondblue, Mental Health … read more

Childbirth not the same as ‘buying a bag of chips’: disability discrimination case

August 25, 2016

The decision of a judge to dismiss a disability discrimination case which he described as a “trifle” and “nothing more than a try-on” has been overturned on appeal in a development described as a victory for the rights of people … read more

Calls for legislative change to increase audio description

July 28, 2016

PIAC has called for changes to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Cth) to make TV accessible to the more than 350,000 people who are blind or have low vision, by requiring a minimum level of programs be broadcast with audio … read more

Equality, Discrimination & Faith – a panel discussion

July 1, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for our panel event on 1 August at Sydney Grammar School, in support of PIAC’s human rights work. Join MC Julie McCrossin, Alex Greenwich MP, Father Frank Brennan SJ AO, Kate Eastman SC, and Edward … read more

Time for reform – mental illness and life insurance

May 12, 2016

On 22 April 2016, PIAC made a submission to the Senate Economics Reference Committee’s inquiry into the need for reform and improved oversight of the life insurance industry.  Since 2012, PIAC has been providing legal advice and representation to people … read more

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