Practising in the Public Interest, February 2013Practising in the Public Interest, July 2013Protesting, Australian Iron & Steel. Photo Courtesy of Illawarra MercuryPractising in the Public Interest, July 2013Justice Virginia BellGraeme InnesTerry Purcell and Terry SheahanJenny Coopes cartoon
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  • 23 Jun 2016
    The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) cautiously welcomes the NSW Legislative Council Standing Committee’s recommendation to establish a reparations scheme for the Stolen Generations.
  • 17 Jun 2016
    We are delighted that Jonathon Hunyor will be the new CEO of PIAC, replacing Edward Santow, who is leaving the organisation on 30 June to become the Australian Human Rights Commissioner.
  • 10 Jun 2016
    PIAC has joined with community legal centres throughout Australia in welcoming promises of additional funding from both major political parties in the lead up to the federal election but questioned whether they adequately address broader funding cuts imposed on the sector, or are sufficient to meet the rising need for affordable legal services.
  • 10 Jun 2016
    Today, the St Vincent de Paul Society and Alvis Consulting released a report mapping electricity disconnections across New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and South East Queensland. 

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