Like all other organisations, PIAC has had to make changes to how we operate to manage the risks of COVID-19 to staff, clients and the community. We are working remotely until further notice – but as much as possible, our work continues.
We remain committed to working with people and organisations across the community to mitigate the impact that the COVID-19 crisis will have on people already facing disadvantage.
We also remain focused on continuing to deliver positive change across our existing areas of work.
Homeless Persons’ Legal Service clinics running remotely
From 17 March, all Homeless Persons’ Legal Service clinics have been operating as phone clinics. Many thanks to our pro bono volunteers, whose responsiveness and commitment have it possible for us to continue to provide this critical service to people facing homelessness.
Phone advice will be available at all regular clinic times. As the situation is rapidly changing, you can also call us on (02) 8898 6545 to find out how best to reach our lawyers.
Now is not the time for disconnections and evictions
We have joined more than 30 other organisations to call on companies providing essential services such as energy, water, finance, rental housing and telecommunications to halt disconnections, pause debt collection and legal/bankruptcy proceedings, and waive penalty and late fees during the COVID-19 crisis. Read the joint media release.