About this Project

Our work aims to improve the way police use their powers and discretion, particularly in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people and people who are homeless.

We improve the transparency of police practices, hold police to account for unlawful and improper use of their powers and discretion, and collaborate to improve unfair laws, policies and practices.

Our current areas of focus include:

  • the use of the Suspect Targeting Management Plan on young people;
  • bail compliance checks; and
  • the over use of arrest for breach of bail.

Supported by an innovative pro bono partnership with Allens, PIAC represents clients in litigation in our current focus areas, and in strategic litigation regarding inappropriate, unlawful or unjust treatment by police.  We also work collaboratively with other organisations to undertake systemic and strategic advocacy and policy work.

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