Homelessness

Archive of posts in the 'Homelessness' category

Reducing homelessness: scheme helps 50 000 people out of debt

March 13, 2019

PIAC is delighted to note the success of the Work Development Order Scheme in reducing the impact of fines on people who are financially vulnerable. The scheme, adopted in NSW in 2011, has now seen 63,346 participants. The program allows … 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

StreetCare endorses Homelessness NSW State Election Platform

February 15, 2019

PIAC’s consumer committee on homelessness, StreetCare, has welcomed Homelessness NSW’s State Election Platform 2018-2019. StreetCare Project Officer, Maddy Humphreys, said that the platform presented a clear set of priorities to prevent and address homelessness across the state. ‘StreetCare members, all … read more

Welcome Maddy Humphreys

January 23, 2019

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre is very pleased to announce the appointment of Maddy Humphreys as our StreetCare Project Officer within the Homeless Persons’ Legal Service team. As someone with her own lived experience of homelessness, Maddy has been an active … read more

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

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