News and commentary

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

Hearing tomorrow in High Court case to stop same-sex marriage postal vote

September 4, 2017

The High Court in Melbourne will tomorrow begin hearing cases brought by PIAC and the Human Rights Law Centre to stop the same-sex marriage postal vote. The hearing is expected to take two days. The Public Interest Advocacy Centre and … read more

Laura Lombardo appointed Principal Solicitor

September 1, 2017

We are delighted to announce Laura Lombardo has been appointed PIAC’s new Principal Solicitor, following the departure of Alexis Goodstone last month. ‘With a decade of litigation experience, Laura has a long history of providing legal assistance to Aboriginal and … read more

Explainer: The High Court Marriage Equality Postal Survey Case

August 30, 2017

Who is bringing this case? There are two cases being heard at the same time. Both are trying to stop the postal vote concerning marriage equality from going ahead. The Public Interest Advocacy Centre is bringing a case (the Wilkie … read more

Same-sex marriage: our submission to the High Court now online

August 24, 2017

Our submission to the High Court to stop the same-sex postal survey now is now available online. PIAC is representing Andrew Wilkie, Member for Denison, PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and Felicity Marlowe, a mother in a … read more

What you need to know about homelessness

August 17, 2017

For Homelessness Week we asked four members of PIAC’s homeless consumer advocacy committee, StreetCare, what they wanted people to know about homelessness. Here’s what Maddy, AJ, Carol and Dave had to say. Watch the video on YouTube

Speech to ACCC electricity supply & prices inquiry public forum

August 15, 2017

Jonathon Hunyor, CEO, Public Interest Advocacy Centre. Sydney, 14 August 2017. Thank you to the ACC for the invitation to speak this evening. We are grateful for the opportunity and commend the inclusive and rigorous approach that the Commission has … read more

Join us! We’re recruiting a Principal Solicitor

August 3, 2017

Be a leader in social justice and make a real difference to people’s lives. For 35 years we have been tackling difficult issues that have a significant impact upon disadvantaged and marginalised people, ensuring basic rights are enjoyed across the … read more

Reconciliation Action Plan launched

July 18, 2017

PIAC is proud to announce the launch or our first Reconciliation Action Plan. It brings together our existing initiatives and sets out a plan to drive the organisation to find and pursue further opportunities to enhance respectful relationships and opportunities … read more

Sleeping rough, stigma and the importance of home

July 3, 2017

It’s time to talk about homelessness   Despite Australia’s record economic boom, rates of homelessness have been on the rise for years, and the social stigma surrounding homelessness only perpetuates the problem.       Join the host of SBS’s … read more


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