Indigenous Justice

Archive of posts in the 'Indigenous Justice' category

Thank you Danielle Hobday, PIAC’s 2017 Indigenous secondee

March 14, 2018

We are very grateful to Danielle Hobday, who leaves us this week after 12 months at PIAC as part of a joint PIAC/ Australian Government Solicitor initiative to support up-and-coming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early-career lawyers. Through this program, … read more

Social Justice Dinner with Prof Megan Davis

February 9, 2018

In this edition: Social Justice Dinner with Prof Megan Davis;  Come work with us;  PIAC Calls for Parliament to Reject Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform Bill;  Ending mental health insurance discrimination: Progress!;  PIAC hosts Uluru Statement from the Heart;  Modernising … read more

PIAC hosts Uluru Statement from the Heart

January 25, 2018

On Wednesday, PIAC, together with our good friends at Justice Connect, the Human Rights Law Centre and Health Justice Australia, hosted the Uluru Statement from the Heart. The Statement, issued by the First Nations National Constitutional Convention, calls for an … read more

January 26: PIAC supports changing the date

January 22, 2018

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre supports changing the date of Australia’s national day from 26 January. Our national day should be one that is truly inclusive. It should reflect and respect our social and cultural diversity and promote reconciliation. Unfortunately, … read more

PLT applications close 22 January 2018

January 3, 2018

PIAC currently has positions available for Practical Legal Training (PLT) placements. The placements are unpaid but reasonable travel costs are reimbursed. PLTs are supervised by a Senior Solicitor within our strategic litigation team, and have an opportunity to work with … read more

Help us support Aboriginal kids in out-of-home care

December 14, 2017

In this edition Help us support Aboriginal kids in out-of-home care: Love wins!: Win for children leaving care; Insurers under mounting pressure to reform mental health practices; Ryan Whittard & PIAC win Walanga Muru awards; Remembering Dale King 1955-2017

Ryan Whittard & PIAC win Walanga Muru awards

December 8, 2017

PIAC is delighted to announce that Ryan Whittard received the award for Cadet of the Year, and PIAC the award for Placement of the Year, at Macquarie University’s annual Walanga Muru Deadly Ball. Walanga Muru, which is located at Macquarie … read more

Lessons From The NT Royal Commission Must Be Learnt Across The Nation

November 23, 2017

‘The NT Royal Commission’s final Report, released November 17, is an indictment of the NT Government’s failure to protect the most vulnerable children and young people in its care. Importantly, it has also drawn attention to the national crisis in … read more

NT Royal Commission highlights national crisis in child protection for Aboriginal children

November 21, 2017

The NT Royal Commission’s final Report, released Friday, is an indictment of the NT government’s failure to protect the most vulnerable children and young people in its care. Importantly, it has also drawn attention to the national crisis in child … read more

More than 50% of those on secretive NSW police blacklist are Aboriginal

November 11, 2017

‘More than half the people on a secretive New South Wales police blacklist are Aboriginal, the state’s top law enforcement officer has revealed.’ ”The NSW police commissioner, Mick Fuller, says about 55% of people who are currently the subject of … read more

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