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

NSW Reforms Vilification Offences 22 Jun 2018

PIAC welcomes the Crimes Amendment (Publicly Threatening and Inciting Violence) Act 2018 (NSW), passed this week by the NSW Parliament. This legislation makes significant changes to anti-vilification provisions in NSW, implementing some of the key recommendations of the Standing Committee...

In the picture: TV networks to make sure Deaf community included in major announcements

15 Jun 2018

Members of the Deaf community will now be able to take in major public broadcasts at the same time as...

Please help us continue the fight for social justice

25 May 2018

In 2017, we ran 176 public interest cases for 165 clients, including in the High Court. At the heart of...

Time to end mental health discrimination by insurers: submission to the Banking Royal Commission

16 May 2018

PIAC’s submission to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has highlighted widespread, systemic...

Mental health discrimination: calls for life insurers be held to account

10 Apr 2018

In a landmark report released on 27 March 2018, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services has recommended...

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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