Archive of posts tagged 'homelessness'

Submission to the Review of the Residential Tenancies Regulation

August 2, 2019

This submission draws on the experience of two projects of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC). The Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS) regularly advocates on behalf of tenants who are at risk of homelessness and individuals currently experiencing homelessness who … read more

Reducing homelessness: scheme helps 50 000 people out of debt

March 13, 2019

PIAC is delighted to note the success of the Work Development Order Scheme in reducing the impact of fines on people who are financially vulnerable. The scheme, adopted in NSW in 2011, allows people facing homelessness or who have other vulnerabilities to … read more

StreetCare endorses Homelessness NSW State Election Platform

February 15, 2019

PIAC’s consumer committee on homelessness, StreetCare, has welcomed Homelessness NSW’s State Election Platform 2018-2019. StreetCare Project Officer, Maddy Humphreys, said that the platform presented a clear set of priorities to prevent and address homelessness across the state. ‘StreetCare members, all … read more

Welcome Maddy Humphreys

January 23, 2019

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre is very pleased to announce the appointment of Maddy Humphreys as our StreetCare Project Officer within the Homeless Persons’ Legal Service team. As someone with her own lived experience of homelessness, Maddy has been an active … read more

Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission Human Rights and Technology Consultation

September 29, 2018

PIAC’s submission examines the issue of access to technology, and lack of access to technology, and how this impacts the rights of people experiencing homelessness. This particularly relates to unreliable access to mobile phones, including internet data, and how this … read more

Opinion: Public housing in NSW – a tragic game of musical chairs

April 6, 2018

 By Dr Louis Schetzer, Senior Policy Officer in PIAC’s Homeless Persons’ Legal Service As a kid I intensely disliked the game musical chairs. There was something in the underlying premise of the game that offended my childhood sensibilities – a … read more

Homelessness in NSW up by 37% since 2011

March 15, 2018

Alarming new statistics on homelessness, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday, reveal a sharp increase in homelessness in NSW in recent years, with a particularly worrying rise in the number of older women experiencing homelessness. PIAC’s Senior … read more

Guide to being in public spaces – print layout

December 20, 2017

The Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS) at PIAC has put together a brochure outlining people’s rights in public spaces – and particularly aimed at people experiencing homelessness in the inner city of Sydney, but relevant to all public places in … read more

Submission to The Law Council of Australia: ‘The Justice Project’

October 9, 2017

PIAC’s submission in response to the Law Council of Australia’s series of consultation papers addresses the issue of access to justice with respect to four groups: People with a disability People experiencing homelessness Prisoners and detainees, and People seeking asylum. … read more

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