News and commentary

Religious Discrimination Bill misses the mark

September 9, 2019

PIAC has serious concerns about the Exposure Draft Religious Discrimination Bill released by Attorney-General Christian Porter late last month. While PIAC has long advocated for protecting people from discrimination on the grounds of religious belief, this Bill goes much further, … read more

Media skills workshop with Tim Brunero – 22 October

September 6, 2019

Learn how to get you message across in an increasingly crowded media landscape. This one-day workshop covers the essentials of successfully facing the media and winning hearts and minds. Designed especially for community legal centres and those who work in … read more

Australia Reimagined – public forum

August 21, 2019

Working towards a more compassionate society ‘When it comes to our future, misplaced optimism is as dangerous as blind faith. What is needed is the courage to face the way things are, and the wisdom and imagination to work out … read more

Tenancy Law for Non-lawyers workshop

August 20, 2019

Learn how to help your clients with their tenancy and housing issues with up-to-date and thorough information from the experts at the Tenants’ Union of NSW. This one-day workshop will help to clarify the complicated field of tenancy law and … read more

Australian Government Solicitor wins Pro Bono Law Award

August 12, 2019

PIAC is delighted to congratulate the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) on winning the Australian Law Pro Bono Award at the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards. AGS has been a major pro bono supporter of PIAC for many years, seconding lawyers … read more

Announcing PIAC’s new Principal Solicitors

August 6, 2019

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Camilla Pandolfini and Michelle Cohen as PIAC’s new co-Principal Solicitors, following the departure of Laura Lombardo. ‘Camilla and Michelle have significant experience driving successful strategic litigation at PIAC and both bring a … read more

Joint statement in support of religious discrimination protections

July 17, 2019

We, the undersigned LGBTIQ+ advocates, organisations and allies, place on the public record our support for protections from discrimination for people of all faiths, and for people who don’t hold religious beliefs, provided these laws do not sanction new forms … read more

Drug use and Human Rights: The missing piece of the Hep C elimination puzzle?

July 2, 2019

Access to good health is a basic human right. This World Hepatitis Day, the Kirby Institute, in partnership with PIAC, is hosting a special seminar that brings together experts from legal, health and community backgrounds to discuss strategies to ensure … read more

Sri Lanka conflict mapping report shared with stakeholders in Geneva

July 1, 2019

Late last month PIAC’s conflict mapping report on the Sri Lankan civil war was presented to a number of civil society groups and diplomats in Geneva at a roundtable hosted by the Australian Mission to the United Nations. The report … read more

Asylum seekers held in prison-like conditions for record periods

June 20, 2019

People in Australia’s onshore immigration detention centres are now held for an average of about 500 days: an all-time high, and far longer than other similar countries, according to a report by the Australian Human Rights Commission. Risk Management in … read more

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