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Seminar: Equal access in the digital age, lessons from the US disability rights movement

September 20, 2017

The AHRCentre, PIAC and the Digital Gap Initiative are proud to present a seminar with US disability rights lawyer Lainey Feingold. Date: 14 November 2017 Time: 5:30-7pm Venue: Ashurst Australia, Level 11, 5 Martin Place, Sydney RSVP: Here, for catering purposes … read more

Ending school uniform discrimination

May 30, 2017

Following a discrimination claim against John Palmer Public School, a Sydney mum, Melissa Mibus, is calling on the NSW Department of Education to require all public schools to provide pants and shorts options for girls as part of their official … read more

Help asylum seekers in detention get the medical care they need

May 18, 2017

In late 2016 PIAC launched the Asylum Seeker Health Rights Project to help people who are suffering in Australian immigration detention centres without access to the medical and mental health care they need. Marco* is one of our clients. 33 … read more

High Court reasons in SSM postal survey case: and the vote goes on

October 16, 2017

In this edition High Court reasons in SSM postal survey case: and the vote goes on;  Battery warranties leave consumers in the dark: Report;  PIAC & Allens nominated for a 2017 Justice Award;  Practical legal training: apply now;  Seminar: Equal … read more

Fact sheet – Top things to check in a residential battery storage system warranty

October 12, 2017

This fact sheet is associated with the report Ensuring Consumer Protections for Purchasers of Residential Battery Storage Systems, produced by Dr Penelope Crossley for PIAC.

Battery warranties leave consumers in the dark: Report

October 12, 2017

New research released today has revealed that a majority of residential battery storage systems commonly sold in Australia have warranties that breach Australian Consumer law and some could be inappropriate in the hot Australian climate. Ensuring Consumer Protections for Purchasers … read more

Ensuring Consumer Protections for Purchasers of Residential Battery Storage Systems

October 12, 2017

Ensuring Consumer Protections for Purchasers of Residential Battery Storage Systems, by Dr Penelope Crossley of the University of Sydney, was produced for PIAC’s Energy + Water Consumers’ Advocacy Program (EWCAP) to investigate whether warrantees for household batteries sold in Australia … read more

Executive summary – Ensuring Consumer Protections for Purchasers of Residential Battery Storage Systems

October 12, 2017

Ensuring Consumer Protections for Purchasers of Residential Battery Storage Systems, by Dr Penelope Crossley of the University of Sydney, was produced for PIAC’s Energy + Water Consumers’ Advocacy Program (EWCAP) to investigate whether warrantees for household batteries sold in Australia … read more

Practical Legal Placements: Apply now

October 10, 2017

We’re seeking three PLT’s to work with lawyers and policy officers across our organisation. If you’re near the end of your law degree and have a strong commitment to social justice, check out the information here.

PIAC & Allens nominated for a 2017 Justice Award

October 5, 2017

We’re thrilled to be nominated for a 2017 Justice Award in the Pro Bono Partnership category for our partnership with Allens on our Indigenous Justice Project (IJP). This category recognises a partnership comprising a private law firm, community organisation and/or … read more

Submission to IPART on NSW Electricity Transmission Reliability Standard

September 14, 2017

PIAC responded to IPART’s draft compliance with the NSW Electricity Transmission Reliability Standard.  PIAC supports the changed calculation of restoration time for dual failures, using the lifecycle average failure rate in determining compliance with the Expected Unserved Energy allowance and the inclusion of third … read more

Same-sex marriage: time to vote yes

September 13, 2017

In this edition Same-sex marriage: time to vote yes;  Laura Lombardo appointed Principal Solicitor;  Equal access in the digital age, lessons from the US;  Exciting opportunity to join our strategic litigation team;  Welcome news: Electricity bill relief package on the … read more

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