Graeme Innes

Discrimination

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

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Legal experts say proposed discrimination law amendments will fail to protect LGBT children at religious schools 8 Nov 2018

In an open letter to Attorney-General Christian Porter, leading legal academics and anti-discrimination law practitioners have strongly criticised aspects of the proposed amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (SDA) designed to deal with discrimination by religious schools against LGBT...

The Government’s Amendments about LGBT Students are Flawed. Here’s why.

26 Oct 2018

There is now bipartisan agreement that LGBT students in religious schools should be protected against discrimination. However, there is significant...

Liberal Dave Sharma rejects giving religious schools right to expel gay students

18 Oct 2018

‘The Liberal candidate for Wentworth, Dave Sharma, has rejected “any new measures” to extend religious schools’ power to expel gay...

Discrimination law explainer: how to protect LGBTI students and teachers

17 Oct 2018

How can we protect LGBT students and teachers from discrimination? Following reporting by Fairfax media of the recommendations of the...

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...

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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