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NSW Announces ‘Once in a Decade’ Opportunity to Tackle Homelessness

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 13th September 2016 -  The New South Wales Government is calling on everyone with an interest in preventing homelessness to have their say in a new blueprint outlining the state’s strategy over the next

Skating on Thin Ice: Mental Illness & Homelessness

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 8th October 2013 -  More work needs to be done to support people living with mental illness to sustain social housing tenancies, especially those relying on Centrelink payments, as the only alternative…

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…

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…
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