Graeme Innes


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

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Please help us continue the fight for social justice 25 May 2018

At the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) we work to remove barriers to justice and fairness for people who are vulnerable and facing disadvantage. In 2017, we ran 176 public interest cases for 165 clients, including in the High Court....

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...

Blind woman takes Commonwealth Bank to court over 'inaccessible' EFTPOS machines

21 Mar 2018

Would you trust a stranger with your bank PIN? It’s a question Nadia Mattiazzo is forced to ask herself daily…...

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...

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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