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

Banking Royal Commission hears: TAL refuses to pay cancer claim and cancels income protection policy because of visits to psychologist 14 Sep 2018

Unfair and discriminatory treatment by insurance companies has been under the spotlight at the Banking Royal Commission, with insurance company TAL being grilled in relation to their treatment of a client who made a claim for income protection while being...

Opinion: Royal Commission highlights appalling conduct of insurers re mental health

13 Sep 2018

Round 6 of the Royal Commission into the Financial Services Industry opened this week, with the spotlight turning to insurers....

Banking Royal Commission: insurers must end mental health discrimination

10 Sep 2018

PIAC has called for urgent action by insurers to make policies and practices fair for people who have experienced a...

Banking royal commission: Insurers might be breaking anti-discrimination laws

8 Sep 2018

‘Insurers are using eating disorders from teenage years, wedding anxiety symptoms and “low feelings” to deny coverage and claims on...

NSW public school will have pants option for girls

2 Aug 2018

‘EVERY public school will be forced to offer girls the option of wearing shorts and pants instead of a dress...

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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