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Opinion: Why we should be concerned about the NSW adoption reforms

November 14, 2018

This week, the NSW Government will seek to pass sweeping changes through Parliament that will make it easier for children to be adopted without the consent of their parents and harder for parents to have their children restored to their … read more

Thank you Danielle Hobday, PIAC’s 2017 Indigenous secondee

March 14, 2018

We are very grateful to Danielle Hobday, who leaves us this week after 12 months at PIAC as part of a joint PIAC/ Australian Government Solicitor initiative to support up-and-coming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early-career lawyers. Through this program, … read more

January 26: PIAC supports changing the date

January 22, 2018

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre supports changing the date of Australia’s national day from 26 January. Our national day should be one that is truly inclusive. It should reflect and respect our social and cultural diversity and promote reconciliation. Unfortunately, … read more

NT Royal Commission highlights national crisis in child protection for Aboriginal children

November 21, 2017

The NT Royal Commission’s final Report, released Friday, is an indictment of the NT government’s failure to protect the most vulnerable children and young people in its care. Importantly, it has also drawn attention to the national crisis in child … 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

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

Response to the Uluru Statement from the Heart

June 9, 2017

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre is pleased to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart, issued by the First Nations National Constitutional Convention. The Statement calls for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voice to be enshrined in the Constitution. … read more

Progress on detention conditions: OPCAT ratified

February 9, 2017

PIAC has welcomed the Australian Government’s decision to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT). PIAC has called for the ratification of OPCAT over many years, most recently … read more

Northern Territory detention no place for children with disabilities

February 3, 2017

In 2016 PIAC was engaged to represent the First Peoples Disability Network (Australia) (FPDN) before the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory. Young Indigenous people are significantly over-represented in the child protection and … read more

PIAC supports calls to broaden the NT Royal Commission

August 5, 2016

PIAC has supported calls for the Royal Commission into the horrific abuse of children in the Northern Territory to be conducted independently of the NT Government and for a broader inquiry into the youth justice system as a whole. On … read more

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