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Submission to the Financial Services Council on the Consultation Draft of the Life Insurance Code of Practice

February 28, 2019

PIAC welcomes the opportunity to provide comment on the FSC Consultation Draft on the Life Insurance Code of Practice (Consultation Draft Code). This submission focuses on issues relating to discrimination by insurers regarding mental health and builds on the comments … read more

Mental Health Matters Forum

August 9, 2018

Thanks to everyone who came along to our forum on mental health and mental illness on Tuesday evening. The Mental Health Matters event was the fourth in an annual series of public forums that PIAC organises with Sydney Grammar School … read more

Ending mental health insurance discrimination: VEOHRC inquiry welcome

October 25, 2017

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre welcomes the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission’s inquiry into unlawful discrimination against people with mental health conditions by the Victorian travel insurance industry, announced today. Many Australians are unaware that most travel insurance … 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

PIAC Bulletin (42) Autumn

August 5, 2016

Social housing in NSW – more than a roof over our heads

February 25, 2015

This submission is in response to the discussion paper released by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services in November 2014, titled Social Housing in NSW. In this submission, PIAC comments primarily on the following issues raised in the … read more

“Somewhere over the rainbow…”

May 25, 2014

This report is the third in a series of reports by PIAC’s Homeless Persons’ Legal Service regarding mental illness and homelessness. The report is the result of consultations facilitated by members of PIAC’s consumer advisory group on homelessness, StreetCare, and … read more

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