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Asylum Seeker Health Rights Project

PIAC’s Asylum Seeker Health Rights Project seeks to ensure basic minimum standards for medical and mental health care for asylum...

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Returning Stolen Wages

PIAC has worked effectively with Aboriginal people in NSW to recover ‘stolen wages’: wages, allowances and pensions held in trust...

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False imprisonment of young people class action

In 2011, PIAC and law firm Maurice Blackburn commenced a class action on behalf of a number of young people....

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Mental health and insurance

Nearly half of the Australian population will experience a mental illness in their life. Despite the prevalence of mental health conditions, discrimination...

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Audio description: improving access to media

Australia lags behind many other countries, including New Zealand and the United Kingdom, in making television accessible to people who...

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Access to public transport

In 2011, the Australian Bureau of Statistics found that 1.2 million Australians with a disability had difficulty using public transport. Without...

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Clinic times & locations

The Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS) provides free legal advice and assistance through our network of clinics. We provide advice...

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StreetCare

In 2009 HPLS established its homeless consumer advisory committee, StreetCare. While homeless advisory groups existed in Queensland and Victoria, no equivalent body...

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Electricity price challenge

People in NSW are paying much more for their electricity than they should be.

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