Archive of posts tagged 'discrimination'

Joint statement in support of religious discrimination protections

July 17, 2019

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 Exceptions

May 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

Federal Government must fix gaping hole in the Disability Discrimination Act

February 11, 2019

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

Banking Royal Commission report signals to insurers: lift your game on mental health

February 6, 2019

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

One rule for every school – an end to LGBT discrimination in religious schools in 2019

January 23, 2019

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 2018

January 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

Commonwealth Bank settles discrimination claim by blind Australians over touchpad devices

January 16, 2019

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.

A step in the right direction: CBA to improve accessibility of ‘Albert’ EFTPOS machines

January 10, 2019

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

Submission to the Third Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002

December 12, 2018

PIAC’s submission reiterated many of our concerns from our submission to the Second Review, particularly as few of those issues had been satisfactorily addressed in the time since then. This included concerns surrounding the lack of transparency in implementation of … read more

ALP’s Student Discrimination Bill an Important First Step

November 29, 2018

PIAC has welcomed the ALP’s Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018, introduced by Senator Penny Wong in the Senate this afternoon. ‘This Bill effectively ensures LGBT students can no longer be discriminated against by religious schools simply … read more

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