News and commentary

Opinion: New anti-LGBTI discrimination must be rejected

November 16, 2017

Many people woke up this morning with a new-found sense of pride in their country, and in their fellow Australians, for having emphatically stood up for equality and fairness in the same-sex marriage postal survey. Some within the LGBTI community … read more

Yes!!! Now let’s get it done

November 15, 2017

PIAC has welcomed the results of the marriage equality survey and called on the government to honour their commitment to pass legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry without delay. ‘This is a landmark victory for the many, many Australians … read more

Fighting mental health insurance discrimination: Sarah’s story

November 15, 2017

Sarah was on a long-anticipated holiday in Thailand in August 2016 when the unthinkable happened. While having dinner with her friends, she experienced a sudden and severe panic attack. The episode made her feel paranoid and confused and was so … read more

Marriage Equality: Time to put a ring on it

November 10, 2017

The same-sex marriage postal survey is almost at an end. The survey process has closed and we await the result on 15 November. But despite having put the LGBTI community through a protracted, unnecessary, unfair and frankly degrading process, there … read more

Treatment of asylum seekers in detention an onshore problem too: Jane Leibowitz

November 2, 2017

Right now, more than 1,250 people – most of whom are seeking Australia’s protection from persecution – are being detained for long periods of time in prison-like conditions, despite having committed no crime. To make matters worse, the level of … read more

Indigenous child protection project launched

October 31, 2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in NSW are over 10 times more likely than non-Indigenous children to live in out-of-home care. While the long-term consequences for these children will vary widely, it’s clear that the disproportionate representation of Aboriginal … read more

Thanks Macquarie Bank!

October 19, 2017

We are very grateful to staff at Macquarie Bank and the Macquarie Foundation who, at a breakfast event today, raised close to $7500 for PIAC’s strategic litigation work and the Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS). Over the past few years, … 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

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

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