access to justice

Archive of posts tagged 'access to justice'

Submission to The Law Council of Australia: ‘The Justice Project’

October 9, 2017

PIAC’s submission in response to the Law Council of Australia’s series of consultation papers addresses the issue of access to justice with respect to four groups: People with a disability People experiencing homelessness Prisoners and detainees, and People seeking asylum. … read more

Litigation funders support PIAC’s public interest litigation

June 30, 2017

Litigation Lending, Woodsford Litigation Funding, Vannin Capital and Investor Claim Partner have together pitched in $120,000 to support public interest litigation run by PIAC. The Adverse Costs Order Guarantee Fund was established by PIAC last year to ensure public interest … read more

New clinics: Homeless Persons’ Legal Service

April 21, 2017

PIAC’s Homeless Persons Legal Service (HPLS) is set to start two new clinics in Kings Cross and Bondi, building on the network of clinics already operating at welfare agencies across Sydney and Newcastle. HPLS provides free legal advice to people … read more

Urgent need for more legal services for DV victims: Report

March 6, 2017

More resources are needed to address the complex legal needs of women escaping domestic violence, according to a new report, released today by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre. The report comes at a time when community legal centres, which are … read more

Home in a storm

March 6, 2017

This report gives voice to women who have recently experienced homelessness, and who have encountered various legal, housing and financial problems that compounded their existing difficulties of homelessness or housing crisis. This project focused on the legal and housing needs … read more

Home in a storm – Recommendations

March 6, 2017

This report gives voice to women who have recently experienced homelessness, and who have encountered various legal, housing and financial problems that compounded their existing difficulties of homelessness or housing crisis. This project focused on the legal and housing needs … read more

Submission to the NSW Department of Justice consultation paper, Justice for everyday problems: Civil Justice in NSW

February 24, 2017

PIAC’s response to the NSW Department of Justice consultation paper, Justice for everyday problems: Civil Justice in NSW, emphasises the importance and need of providing appropriately resourced legal advice, assistance and financial counselling services to assist disadvantaged and marginalised people … read more

Labor support for community legal centres a welcome start

February 24, 2017

Community Legal Centres NSW (CLCNSW) have welcomed today’s announcement of the Australian Labor Party’s commitment to campaigning against Federal funding cuts to community legal centres, due to commence on 1 July 2017. The announcement was made at a meeting in … read more

Foundations for Change: Homeless Consumers Perspectives on the NSW government’s Proposed Homelessness Strategy

December 8, 2016

StreetCare members respond to the NSW Government’s recently announced community consultation regarding the proposed Homelessness Strategy. StreetCare members outline their hopes and expectations about the NSW Government’s plan to address homelessness.

Homelessness: The Consumer Stories

December 8, 2016

StreetCare member Melissa Wolfshoerndl details her research with homeless people regarding their experiences of ongoing stigmatisation and marginalisation. This article was originally published in the November edition of Parity.

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