Graeme Innes


Promoting equality and combating discrimination are fundamental to the protection of human rights in Australia. Read more 

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Latest News

Blind consumers launch discrimination case re CBA’s ‘nightmare’ EFTPOS machines 16 Mar 2018

The Commonwealth Bank is facing disability discrimination cases in relation to their touchscreen ‘Albert’ EFTPOS machines after two consumers launched matters in the Federal Circuit Court, represented by PIAC, with the support of the Grata Fund. The consumers, Graeme Innes...

Yes, but Never Again

28 Feb 2018

Marriage equality was finally passed by the Commonwealth Parliament on 7 December 2017. That followed the Government’s three-month postal survey,...

Banks Royal Commission should consider mental health insurance discrimination

29 Nov 2017

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre has supported calls by Llew O’Brien, Member for Wide Bay, for mental health discrimination by insurance providers...

Fighting mental health insurance discrimination: Sarah’s story

15 Nov 2017

Sarah was on a long-anticipated holiday in Thailand in August 2016 when the unthinkable happened. While having dinner with her...

Marriage Equality: Time to put a ring on it

10 Nov 2017

The same-sex marriage postal survey is almost at an end. The survey process has closed and we await the result...

About this project

PIAC maintains one of Australia’s leading practices in discrimination law, with a history of successful test cases.

Our recent work has focused on systemic discrimination against people with a disability and sex discrimination.

We have had particular success working with people with a disability to achieve accessible services, such as public transport, education, insurance, media and online services.

PIAC’s mental health and insurance project has been at the forefront of major changes to industry practices to ensure fairer treatment of people with mental health conditions seeking insurance.


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