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Archive of posts tagged 'health'

Drug use and Human Rights: The missing piece of the Hep C elimination puzzle?

July 2, 2019

Access to good health is a basic human right. This World Hepatitis Day, the Kirby Institute, in partnership with PIAC, is hosting a special seminar that brings together experts from legal, health and community backgrounds to discuss strategies to ensure … read more

Thought our treatment of asylum seekers couldn’t get any worse?

June 17, 2018

Editorial in the Sunday Age: ‘This newspaper has argued for years that the treatment by successive Australian governments of people seeking asylum will come to be seen as one of the most shameful chapters in our history. Our resolve to … read more

New report calls for urgent reform to standard of care in immigration detention

June 13, 2018

A new report highlighting a lack of basic medical care provided to asylum seekers in Australia’s onshore immigration detention centres, has called for urgent legislation and practical measures to ensure that asylum seekers receive the same health care as the … read more

In Poor Health: Health care in Australian immigration detention

June 13, 2018

This report, launched on 13 June 2018, closely examines the health care that is provided to people seeking asylum in on-shore immigration detention – and finds it wanting. Featuring the stories of five clients of PIAC’s Asylum Seeker Health Rights … read more

Treatment of asylum seekers in detention an onshore problem too: Jane Leibowitz

November 2, 2017

Right now, more than 1,250 people – most of whom are seeking Australia’s protection from persecution – are being detained for long periods of time in prison-like conditions, despite having committed no crime. To make matters worse, the level of … read more

Five things you may not know about health care and immigration detention

June 1, 2017

Did you know that every day asylum seekers in Australian onshore detention centres are suffering without a basic, enforceable right to medical care and treatment? This is something we’re working to change through our Asylum Seeker Health Rights project. You … read more

Vietnamese translation of Self-help guide for women prisoners

December 21, 2010

The Women in Prison Advocacy Network (WIPAN) is a grass-roots organisation that provides advocacy and mentoring services to women in the criminal justice system. ‘WIPAN’s Self-help guide for women prisoners’ identifies some of the challenges that women in prison face … read more

Self-help guide for women prisoners

December 17, 2010

The Women in Prison Advocacy Network (WIPAN) is a grass-roots organisation that provides advocacy and mentoring services to women in the criminal justice system. ‘WIPAN’s Self-help guide for women prisoners’ identifies some of the challenges that women in prison face … read more

Health care rights for older Australians

August 13, 2010

The submission to the Australian Productivity Commission inquiry into aged care considers the impact of regulation and competition on high care services in residential aged care. It recommends the Commission consider its recommendations in regard to the circumstances and needs … read more

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