Archive of posts tagged 'discrimination'
It will be easier for people with disability to access and enjoy cruises following the successful settlement of a claim against Royal Caribbean by Professor Justin Yerbury. Cruise company Royal Caribbean has committed to a range of important practical changes, … read more
PIAC has serious concerns about the Exposure Draft Religious Discrimination Bill released by Attorney-General Christian Porter late last month. While PIAC has long advocated for protecting people from discrimination on the grounds of religious belief, this Bill goes much further, … read more
We, the undersigned LGBTIQ+ advocates, organisations and allies, place on the public record our support for protections from discrimination for people of all faiths, and for people who don’t hold religious beliefs, provided these laws do not sanction new forms … read more
Comments on the Terms of Reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission Review of Religious ExceptionsMay 9, 2019
Comments on the Terms of Reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission Review of Religious Exceptions PIAC provided a short submission in response to the ALRC’s call for comments on the Terms of Reference for its review of religious exceptions … read more
People with disability have been dealt a blow, with the Federal Government refusing to fix a significant problem with the law that stops discrimination in employment, education, transport and more. ‘We are deeply disappointed that the Federal Attorney-General has ruled … read more
PIAC has welcomed the Banking Royal Commission’s final report as a step towards addressing the unfair treatment of people with mental health conditions or symptoms. ‘For years, PIAC has been working with beyondblue and Mental Health Australia on behalf of … read more
PIAC has urged support for a Bill to end discrimination against LGBT students at all schools in a submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018. PIAC has also called for these … read more
Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018January 21, 2019
PIAC’s submission built on our previous submissions to the Religious Freedom Review, and a previous Senate Inquiry into discrimination against LGBT students and teachers. This includes calling for the adoption of best practice anti-discrimination legislation, such as the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination … read more
In 2016 two blind Australians launched a discrimination case against the Commonwealth Bank, arguing a touch screen device used in many stores and restaurants was virtually impossible for them to use safely and securely.
Legal action challenging the accessibility of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s touch-screen ‘Albert’ EFTPOS machines for people who are blind or vision impaired has settled, with the CBA agreeing to introduce a range of changes to ensure better accessibility of … read more