Public Interest Advocacy Centre


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22 Nov 2018

This report on electricity, gas and water disconnections has found disconnecting people from utilities because they can’t afford to pay their bills hurts families that are already struggling, worsens the hardship experienced by people who are already living with multiple forms of disadvantage, and is...

Briefing paper

30 Sep 2015

One of the first things that any student of electricity economics learns is that electricity is not storable in meaningful quantities. This characteristic, in the context of peak electrical demands much higher than average demands, has meant that large amounts of capacity in generation, transmission...


4 Nov 2013

PIAC identifies public interest issues and, where possible and appropriate, works co-operatively with other organisations to advocate for individuals and groups affected. PIAC seeks to:

• expose and redress unjust or unsafe practices, deficient laws or policies;

• promote accountable, transparent and responsive...


7 Oct 2013

More work needs to be done to support people living with mental illness to sustain social housing tenancies, argues this report.

The paper explores the difficulties people with mental illness face accessing and maintaining social housing. The difficulties it identifies include:

poor customer...


31 Jul 2013

This paper outlines the key findings and themes from a consultation project exploring the experiences and difficulties faced by people who have recently exited the prison system into situations of housing crisis or homelessness.


In 2012 the Homeless Persons’ Legal Service...

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