Our Supporters

The generous support and commitment provided by our partners, sponsors and donors has enabled PIAC to help to change laws, policies and practices that cause injustice and inequality.

Core funding for PIAC’s work is provided by the Public Purpose Fund NSW, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (Energy and Water Consumers’ Advocacy Program), Community Legal Centres Program administered by Legal Aid NSW and funded jointly by the NSW and Commonwealth governments (Homeless Persons’ Legal Service) and the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (StreetCare).

We gratefully acknowledge the following organisations and individuals who also make our work possible.

Principal Partners

  • Allens

  • Australian Communities Foundation, Williams Fund

  • B B & A Miller Foundation

  • Herbert Smith Freehills

  • Karen Loblay AM & Matana Foundation for Young People

Major Supporters

  • Australian Communities Foundation Impact Fund
  • Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers
  • Clayton Utz Foundation
  • Therese Cochrane
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Heather and Malcolm Crompton
  • Dusseldorp Forum
  • Jennifer & Robert Gavshon
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Harbour
  • Lander & Rogers Lawyers
  • Sam and Barbara Linz
  • Macquarie Group
  • Maple-Brown Family Foundation
  • Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
  • MinterEillison
  • Moray & Agnew Lawyers
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Annette Olle
  • Planet Wheeler Foundation
  • PwC
  • Riverbush Pty Limited
  • The Fred P Archer Charitable Trust
  • The Ross Trust
  • Angus and Emma White
  • Ray Wilson, Plenary Group

PIAC Partners

PIAC Partners make an essential contribution to our work through leadership and regular giving. In addition to those listed below, we also acknowledge PIAC’s supporters who wish to remain anonymous.


  • Wendy and Rod Brooks and  & Wendy Brooks & Partners
  • Jane and Andrew Clifford & JAAM Foundation
  • Penny and Gary Gerstle & Hand Up Foundation
  • Justin Gleeson SC
  • Michael and Judy Herring
  • Modara Pines Charitable Foundation
  • Julia Pincus and Ian Learmonth
  • Ralph Pliner
  • River Capital Foundation
  • David Robb
  • John Sheahan QC
  • John and Mary Walker
  • Rachel and Justin Yerbury

Social Justice Defender

  • In honour of Nagwa Armanios
  • David and Marcia Atchison
  • Australian Communities Foundation Impact Fund
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Robin Banks and Michael Small
  • Belinda Bible
  • Dr Peter Cashman
  • Chipkin Family
  • Phillip Cornwell
  • Frances, Craig, Josie and Eve Dreyer
  • Joanna Elliott and David Ryan
  • The Hon Elizabeth Evatt AC
  • Ian Farmer
  • Oliver Frankel and Avril Alba
  • Stephen Free SC
  • Oliver Gayner
  • Lisa George & Paul Hunyor
  • Rebecca Gilsenan and Grant Marjoribanks
  • Jacki Goodridge
  • Julie Hamblin and Professor Martin Krygier AM
  • The Honourable Justice David Hammerschlag
  • Verity Hodgkinson and Bruce Hodgkinson AM SC
  • Alex and Roslyn Hunyor
  • Ross Illingworth & Kingfisher Capital Partners
  • Shauna Jarrett
  • Brett Johnson
  • Greg Kirk
  • Alan Kirkland
  • Richard Lancaster SC
  • Craig Lenehan SC
  • Dr Roger Livsey
  • Lynch-Grant
  • Jane Marquard
  • The Hon Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE GBM QC
  • Fiona and Angus McLeay
  • Colin Neave AM
  • Nick O’Neill
  • Alison and Alex Peters
  • Lee Santow
  • Edward Santow
  • Dr Philippa Sawyer
  • Christopher Saxon
  • Professor Richard Scolyer AO
  • Emile and Caroline Sherman
  • Speaking Out Agency
  • Matt Stubbs
  • Stephen Walmsley SC
  • Mark Zihrul


Blake Ayshford, Jenny Bargen, Clr Phil Bradley, Sean Brennan and Kate Temby, Alexis Cahalan, Joanne and Martin Cunningham, Sue Dowe, Philip Durack SC, Professor Michael Field AM, Patricia and Geoffrey Gemmell, Emeritus Professor Murray Goot, Rob Haggett, Robert Ishak, William Roberts Lawyers, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, John Jacobs, Tom Johnston, Nathan Kennedy, Laura Lombardo, Professor Rosemary Lyster, MathasLaw, Aleacia McIntyre, MQ Student Diversity and Inclusion, Professor Les McCrimmon, Pitcher Partners, Julian Morrow and Lisa Pryor, Christine Newman and David Brewster, Craig Reucassel and Keisha Hopgood, Andrew Salgo, The Hon Terry Sheahan AO, Liz Stephenson, Stephanie Smee and Paul Schoff, C Tey, Rob Thomas, Jenny Gage Traill and Michael Traill, Jade Tyrrell, Sally and Norman Zylberberg.

Social Justice Dinner (Reimagined) 2021

Major Sponsors

The Law Society of NSW


Supporting Sponsors


Macquarie Group

Pro Bono and Community Partners

PIAC is driven by partnerships and a commitment to strengthening the community. The passion for social justice shared by our many pro bono and community partners is vital to PIAC’s success, and we gratefully acknowledge their generous support.

In-kind Support

Thank you to our many friends and family who have provided in-kind support, especially towards the 2021 Social Justice Dinner. PIAC is incredibly grateful for your generosity.

To discuss making a donation towards PIAC’s work, including workplace giving or a gift in your will or living trust, please contact Ann Sloan on (02) 8898 6500 or asloan@piac.asn.au.

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