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

Life insurers must end unlawful mental health discrimination, following VEOHRC report 12 Jun 2019

PIAC’s Mental Health and Insurance Project has welcomed changes by several major travel insurers that will prevent discrimination against people with mental health conditions, but called for urgent action to end widespread discrimination by life insurers. ‘The removal of outdated...

Federal Government must fix gaping hole in the Disability Discrimination Act

11 Feb 2019

People with disability have been dealt a blow, with the Federal Government refusing to fix a significant problem with the...

Banking Royal Commission report signals to insurers: lift your game on mental health

6 Feb 2019

PIAC has welcomed the Banking Royal Commission’s final report as a step towards addressing the unfair treatment of people with...

One rule for every school – an end to LGBT discrimination in religious schools in 2019

23 Jan 2019

PIAC has urged support for a Bill to end discrimination against LGBT students at all schools in a submission to...

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...

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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