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Indigenous Justice

Our Indigenous Justice Program (IJP), which is supported by the law firm Allens, works in partnership with organisations and communities to conduct advocacy, strategic litigation and policy work. Read More

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Latest News

Progress on detention conditions: OPCAT ratified 9 Feb 2017

PIAC has welcomed the Australian Government’s decision to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT).  PIAC has called for the ratification of OPCAT over many years, most recently...

Northern Territory detention no place for children with disabilities

3 Feb 2017

In 2016 PIAC was engaged to represent the First Peoples Disability Network (Australia) (FPDN) before the Royal Commission into the...

NSW Stolen Generations reparations scheme welcome

2 Dec 2016

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of a limited reparations scheme for members of the...

No support: Indigenous people with disabilities in the NT

17 Nov 2016

Interview with PIAC CEO, Jonathon Hunyor, about the lack of support for Indigenous people with disabilities in the NT.

PIAC supports calls to broaden the NT Royal Commission

5 Aug 2016

PIAC has supported calls for the Royal Commission into the horrific abuse of children in the Northern Territory to be...

About this project

PIAC is a strong advocate for justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Our Indigenous Justice Program (IJP), which is supported by the law firm Allens, aims to work in partnership with organisations and communities to identify public interest issues which impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, and conduct advocacy, strategic litigation and policy work to address these wrongs.

The IJP has engaged with a wide range of issues including policing, the over-representation of young people in detention and discrimination.

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.

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