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PIAC Bulletin (42) Autumn

August 5, 2016

PIAC’s submission to the Finance and Public Administration Committee Inquiry, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience of law enforcement and justice services

July 21, 2015

This Finance and Public Administration Committee inquiry aims to identify the underlying causes of disproportionate interaction of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with the justice system, and whether legal assistance services are adequate to meet the needs of Aboriginal … read more

Submission to the NSW Department of Justice discussion paper, Limitation periods in civil claims for child sexual abuse

April 1, 2015

This Discussion Paper considers whether there should be an exemption from the Limitation Act 1969 (NSW) for claims made by survivors of child abuse while in institutions. Overall, PIAC supports the removal of limitation periods for claims of abuse suffered … read more

Draft Rule Determination:

October 3, 2014

This joint letter from PIAC, the Alternative Technology Association and the Ethnic Communities Council of NSW supports amendment of the National Electricity Rules to allow customers to access their electricity consumption data.  The letter argues that consumers should be able … read more

Equal before the law:

November 7, 2013

This submission discusses a wide range of access to justice issues, including unmet legal needs, the cost of accessing civil justice, avenues for improving access to civil justice, preventing issues from evolving into bigger problems, using informal mechanisms to best … read more

Draft Civil Procedure Amendment (Supreme Court Representative Proceedings) Bill 2010

December 15, 2010

PIAC’s submission in response to the NSW Government’s draft Civil Procedure Amendment (Supreme Court Representative Proceedings) Bill 2010 welcomes the proposal for a comprehensive representative proceedings regime in the NSW Supreme Court modelled on the Federal Court regime.  PIAC’s submission … read more

Improving access through translating principles into practice:

July 13, 2010

In November 2008, PIAC made a submission in response to the Attorney General’s Report, A Strategic Framework for Access to Justice in the Federal Civil Justice System. The Taskforce was established to undertake a review of the federal civil justice … read more

Alternative dispute resolution in the civil justice system

July 13, 2010

PIAC’s brief submission to NADRAC’s Inquiry into Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Civil Justice System recommends that reforms should ensure that courts oversee compulsory ADR, that parties participating in ADR have access to legal representation and that ADR is not … read more

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