Homelessness

Archive of posts in the 'Homelessness' category

Australian Government Solicitor wins Pro Bono Law Award

August 12, 2019

PIAC is delighted to congratulate the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) on winning the Australian Law Pro Bono Award at the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards. AGS has been a major pro bono supporter of PIAC for many years, seconding lawyers … 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

Submission to the Review of the Residential Tenancies Regulation

August 2, 2019

This submission draws on the experience of two projects of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC). The Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS) regularly advocates on behalf of tenants who are at risk of homelessness and individuals currently experiencing homelessness who … read more

Landmark conflict mapping report to support peace in Sri Lanka

July 30, 2019

In this edition Landmark conflict mapping report to support peace in Sri Lanka;  Help PIAC create change: our end of year appeal is now on;  Life saving medication secured for asylum seeker with Hepatitis C;  StreetSmart supports StreetCare;  Golden Gavel

Landmark conflict mapping report to support peace in Sri Lanka

June 6, 2019

In this edition: Landmark conflict mapping report to support peace in Sri Lanka;  Help PIAC create change: our end of year appeal is now on;  Life saving medication secured for asylum seeker with Hepatitis C;  StreetSmart supports StreetCare;  Golden Gavel

2019 Social Justice Dinner – thank you!

March 22, 2019

In this edition: 2019 Social Justice Dinner – thank you!;  Reducing financial vulnerability: scheme helps over 60,000 people;  Challenge continues to excessive bail compliance checks;  A win for children leaving out-of-home-care;  Homelessness: more people street sleeping in inner Sydney

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, allows people facing homelessness or who have other vulnerabilities to … 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

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