About this project
With generous support from law firm Allens, our Indigenous Justice Program addresses unmet legal needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We work closely with Indigenous organisations to identify gaps in access to justice and bring about systemic change.
A recent focus of our work has been police accountability. Through a referral partnership with the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT and Allens lawyers, we advise and represent Indigenous clients, especially children and young people, in claims of unlawful conduct against the police.
In 2017 PIAC launched the Indigenous Child Protection Project in collaboration with the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. The project will seek to drive practical and tangible changes to the child protection system, through test cases, research and law reform.
For many years, PIAC has also worked closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in advocating for effective and adequate reparations to be made to members of the Stolen Generations and for the repayment of wages and entitlements held in trust by governments.