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PIAC in the news.


Prominent Australians call for federal independent anti-corruption regulator

January 18, 2017

‘High-profile Australians have renewed calls for a federal independent commission against corruption (ICAC) after weeks of political expenses scandals that have led to the resignation of a federal minister.’

No support: Indigenous people with disabilities in the NT

November 17, 2016

Interview with PIAC CEO, Jonathon Hunyor, about the lack of support for Indigenous people with disabilities in the NT.

Ombudsman report reveals families struggling with gas prices in NSW

October 27, 2016

‘NSW families are struggling with growing gas bills and poor customer service, with the number of gas customers on hardship payment programs jumping by more than 50 per cent in the past year.’

Childbirth not the same as ‘buying a bag of chips’: disability discrimination case

August 25, 2016

The decision of a judge to dismiss a disability discrimination case which he described as a “trifle” and “nothing more than a try-on” has been overturned on appeal in a development described as a victory for the rights of people … read more

Sri Lankan community in Australia repair old wounds from their country’s civil war

August 15, 2016

Sri Lanka is taking firm but slow steps towards ethnic and national reconciliation and in Australia, home to tens of thousands of Sri Lankans, old suspicions are being replaced by new friendships.

NSW electricity bills to increase by an average of $200 per house from July 1

July 1, 2016

Gen-Y share houses face increased utility costs with power retailers set to raise prices by 10-11 per cent from July 1.

NSW families brace for electricity price shock

July 1, 2016

Families across the state can expect to be slugged more than $200 extra on their yearly household electricity bill, the biggest price rise in three years.

Get set for bill shock: inside the legal fiasco pushing up electricity prices

March 3, 2016

Everyone knows prices are set by the relative forces of supply and demand, right? Wrong.

Electricity price rise likely in NSW after tribunal overturns regulated cuts

March 2, 2016

Australian competition tribunal rules in favour of electricity network operators in New South Wales who claimed their costs were $5bn more than estimated.Household energy prices are set to jump in New South Wales after a tribunal overturned a regulator’s decision … read more