Earlier this year, PIAC joined the Good Service Mob, a collaboration of NSW agencies and non-government organisations that seeks to ensure members of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are aware of their rights as consumers, and the free services available to help them.
Since 2005, the Good Service Mob has hosted community information days across New South Wales. At these events attendees hear from Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff from a range of agencies that can help resolve disputes.
These agencies include the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW, the Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW, the Financial Ombudsman Service, Legal Aid NSW, and NSW Fair Trading.
In July, PIAC’s Indigenous Justice Program solicitor, Sarah Bassiuoni, presented at the Good Service Mob’s roadshow in the Northern Rivers region, visiting Muli Muli, Tabulam and Casino.
PIAC’s presentation covered our work in the Indigenous Justice Program, assisting Aboriginal clients access their superannuation and assert their consumer rights. The presentation also spoke about representing Aboriginal clients combat discrimination and asserting their rights to be treated fairly by the police.