Homelessness

Archive of posts in the 'Homelessness' category

Police powers: hearing today on excessive ‘bail compliance checks’

November 29, 2018

In this edition Police powers: hearing today on excessive ‘bail compliance checks’;  Report: Utility disconnections hitting struggling families hardest;  Senate Inquiry Recommends Protection for LGBT Students;  Child protection reforms pass NSW Parliament;  Thanks Macquarie Bank!;  2019 Social Justice Dinner – … read more

Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission Human Rights and Technology Consultation

September 29, 2018

PIAC’s submission examines the issue of access to technology, and lack of access to technology, and how this impacts the rights of people experiencing homelessness. This particularly relates to unreliable access to mobile phones, including internet data, and how this … read more

Insurers appalling response to mental illness: Banking Royal Commission

September 21, 2018

In this edition Insurers appalling response to mental illness: Banking Royal Commission;  Free legal clinic opens at Raymond Terrace;  Consumer engagement: How do the energy distributors stack up?;  Disability advocacy organisations need secure, long-term funding;  Macquarie Foundation Staff Awards;  Practical … read more

Great news for girls! An end to school uniform discrimination in NSW

August 10, 2018

In this edition Great news for girls! An end to school uniform discrimination in NSW;  Mental Health Matters Forum;  Homelessness Week 2018;  Human Rights Awards 2018: deadline extended

Mental Health Matters Forum

August 9, 2018

Thanks to everyone who came along to our forum on mental health and mental illness on Tuesday evening. The Mental Health Matters event was the fourth in an annual series of public forums that PIAC organises with Sydney Grammar School … read more

Blind consumers launch discrimination case re CBA’s ‘nightmare’ EFTPOS machines

April 18, 2018

In this edition: Blind consumers launch discrimination case re CBA’s ‘nightmare’ EFTPOS machines;  Leading Change: PIAC video online;  Mental health discrimination: calls for life insurers to be held to account;  Homelessness in NSW up by 37% since 2011;  Anneliese Harris: … read more

Opinion: Public housing in NSW – a tragic game of musical chairs

April 6, 2018

 By Dr Louis Schetzer, Senior Policy Officer in PIAC’s Homeless Persons’ Legal Service As a kid I intensely disliked the game musical chairs. There was something in the underlying premise of the game that offended my childhood sensibilities – a … read more

More than a court case – my experience working with PIAC’s Homeless Persons Legal Service

March 23, 2018

By Sydney University Law student, Anneliese Harris. ‘How do you help a homeless person facing criminal charges?’ If you had asked me this question a month ago, my answer would have probably been centred around generic statements about submissions and representation … read more

Homelessness in NSW up by 37% since 2011

March 15, 2018

Alarming new statistics on homelessness, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday, reveal a sharp increase in homelessness in NSW in recent years, with a particularly worrying rise in the number of older women experiencing homelessness. PIAC’s Senior … read more

Homeless women: #metoo and the need to look beyond rough sleepers

March 8, 2018

The recent City of Sydney Street Count found that the number of people sleeping rough in inner Sydney has decreased by 24 percent compared to the same time last year. That translates to 100 less people sleeping on the streets. … read more

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