Graeme Innes

Discrimination

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

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Latest News

Commonwealth Bank settles discrimination claim by blind Australians over touchpad devices 16 Jan 2019

In 2016 two blind Australians launched a discrimination case against the Commonwealth Bank, arguing a touch screen device used in many stores and restaurants was virtually impossible for them to use safely and securely.

A step in the right direction: CBA to improve accessibility of ‘Albert’ EFTPOS machines

10 Jan 2019

Legal action challenging the accessibility of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s touch-screen ‘Albert’ EFTPOS machines for people who are blind...

Religious Freedom Review – details will be critical and LGBT students left waiting

13 Dec 2018

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre cautiously welcomes the long-awaited release of the Religious Freedom Review, and elements of the Government’s...

Protecting LGBT students against discrimination should be simple. Is Commonwealth Parliament up to the task?

5 Dec 2018

The issue of discrimination by religious institutions can appear complex. Ensuring we protect religious freedom while upholding the right to...

ALP’s Student Discrimination Bill an Important First Step

29 Nov 2018

PIAC has welcomed the ALP’s Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018, introduced by Senator Penny Wong in...

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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