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NSW Stolen Generations reparations scheme welcome

December 2, 2016

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of a limited reparations scheme for members of the Stolen Generations. PIAC has called for reparations over many years, most recently in a detailed submission to the inquiry by … read more

Electricity price win for South Australian consumers

October 28, 2016

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre and South Australian Council of Social Service have welcomed today’s decision by the Australian Competition Tribunal in relation to South Australian electricity network prices. Earlier today the Australian Competition Tribunal upheld the October 2015 determination … read more

Stop insurance discrimination against people with mental health conditions

October 13, 2016

Joint media release with beyoneblue and Mental Health Australia. How many more concessions and delays does the insurance industry want when it comes to reforming their unfair and outdated practices and attitudes to mental health? For years, beyondblue, Mental Health … read more

Once in a decade opportunity to tackle homelessness

September 8, 2016

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre has welcomed the NSW Government’s discussion paper on homelessness, ‘Foundations for Change,’ as a once in a decade opportunity to reduce homelessness in NSW. PIAC runs the Homeless Persons Legal Service and provides advice to … read more

About time: reparations for the Stolen Generations long overdue

June 23, 2016

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) cautiously welcomes the NSW Legislative Council Standing Committee’s recommendation to establish a reparations scheme for the Stolen Generations. PIAC calls for this reparations scheme to be established urgently. ‘We are pleased to see that … read more

Households in the dark

June 8, 2016

Today, the St Vincent de Paul Society and Alvis Consulting released a report mapping electricity disconnections across New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and South East Queensland.  PIAC supports calls for the NSW Government to review the Energy Accounts Payment … read more

SA electricity challenge faces hurdles

May 3, 2016

The South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) is disappointed with today’s decision by the Australian Competition Tribunal which prevents SACOSS from continuing its legal challenge of the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) decision about SA Power Networks Revenue but consumers … read more

Electricity bills likely to rise following disappointing Tribunal verdict

February 26, 2016

Electricity bills in NSW are expected to rise following a decision by the Australian Competition Tribunal in relation to appeals against the Australian Energy Regulator’s price determinations for the NSW electricity networks (Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy).  In a … read more

Energy disconnection pain continues to bite

November 24, 2015

Too many NSW households continue to be disconnected from essential energy services because they cannot pay their bills. Figures released today by the Australian Energy Regulator show that 31,979 households were disconnected from electricity last financial year. The total figure … read more

New, free legal advice clinic opens in Newcastle East

November 18, 2015

A new legal clinic has been launched in Newcastle East, to provide free legal advice to women experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. The new clinic is a partnership between the Public Interest Advocacy Centre’s (PIAC) Homeless Persons’ Legal Service … read more

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