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NFP High Court Challenge to Same-Sex Marriage Postal Vote

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 10th August 2017 -  Not-for-profit legal centre, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), has commenced proceedings in the High Court, in a bid to stop the federal government going ahead with the

Social Housing Stress for Mentally Ill – Report

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 27th May 2014 -  People living with a mental illness are struggling to cope with the new set of pressures that comes with living in social housing, a new report has found. The report by the NSW Public…

Report Reveals Social Impact of Electricity Disconnection

Staff Reporter, Monday, 15th April 2013 -  Paid workers are as likely as pensioners and the unemployed to be disconnected from electricity or other utilities, new research by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) has…

Court Rules in Favour of Wheelchair Claim

Staff Reporter, Friday, 15th March 2013 -  The Federal Court has ruled in favour of a complaint by wheelchair user Julia Haraksin in her three-year battle to have bus company Murrays Australia comply with national Disability…

PIAC Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 28th February 2013 -  The Not for Profit Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) celebrates its 30th anniversary this week with the launch of 30 years, 30 stories. "As PIAC celebrates its 30th birthday,…

PIAC Wins National Youth Legal Award

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 21st August 2012 -  The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) has won a prestigious 2012 Children’s Law Award for its work around redressing for the unlawful detention of children and…

RailCorp Accused Of Disabled Discrimination

Staff Reporter, Friday, 10th August 2012 - 
Outside the Federal Court, Graeme Innes (left) with PIAC senior solicitor Anne Mainsbridge and PIAC chief executive Edward Santow. Photo: PIAC.

Homelessness Law Needs Major Rethink – PIAC

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 2nd August 2012 -  The Federal Government’s draft Homelessness Bill 2012 needs a major re-think in order to have a positive, practical impact on people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness…

Major Research into Causes of Homelessness

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 18th January 2011 -  The Federal Government has launched a $5 million research project to better understand why people become homeless in Australia. Billed as the most comprehensive research undertaken…

Violence Faced by Australia’s Homeless

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 15th December 2010 -  New research into trauma and homelessness uses ‘biographies of violence’ to understand how homeless people manage and survive repeated episodes of violence throughout their lives.…

Judge Caps Court Costs on Disability Case -PIAC

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 20th October 2010 -  A decision in the Federal Court is expected to have national ramifications for public interest litigants according to the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, PIAC. The Federal Court…

PIAC Appoints New CEO

Staff Reporter, Friday, 8th October 2010 -  The public interest law and policy organisation, Public Interest Advocacy Centre, has appointed Edward Santow as its new Chief Operating Officer. Santow comes to PIAC from the University…
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