discrimination

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Welcome news: 18C report confirms no need for substantive change

March 1, 2017

The report of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights in relation to federal protections against racial discrimination and the complaint handling procedures of the Australian Human Rights Commission confirms that there is no compelling case for substantive change to … read more

Time to end mental health insurance discrimination

February 24, 2017

Speaking at the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Life Insurance Industry today, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) has called for an end to discriminatory policies and practices in the life insurance industry that have led to unfair treatment of people … read more

Submission to the Review of the Financial System External Dispute Resolution Framework

January 18, 2017

This submission address the Terms of Reference of the ‘Review of the financial system external dispute resolution framework’. An expert panel comprised of Professor Ian Ramsay, Ms Julie Abramson and Mr Alan Kirkland is undertaking the review, on behalf of … read more

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services: Inquiry into the Life Insurance Industry

January 18, 2017

PIAC’s submission addresses the terms of reference referred to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services for report by 30 June 2017 as part of its inquiry into the Life Insurance Industry. Since 2012, PIAC has been providing … read more

Reasonable limitations on the right to freedom of expression

January 11, 2017

PIAC submitted that Part IIA of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) (RDA) does not require amendment. PIAC stated that the evidence from 21 years of operation of this law is that it provides protection against racist hate speech, is … read more

Submission on the draft Life Insurance Code of Practice by the Financial Services Council

November 18, 2016

On 8 September 2016, PIAC provided preliminary feedback on the Financial Services Council’s (FSC) draft Life Insurance Code of Practice. A number of critical matters raised in our submission to the Senate Economics Reference Committee on 22 April 2016 have … read more

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