Public Interest Advocacy Centre
Reforming electricity concessions to better meet need
Despite existing financial assistance for almost three million households, many people in Australia still cannot afford to pay for the energy they need. This report looks at what is required to deliver effective energy concessions, summarises the research findings, and makes a series of recommendations.
Housing delayed and denied: NDIA decision-making on Specialist Disability Accommodation funding
In order to understand and engage with the SDA decision-making and appeals process, the Housing Hub and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre commenced a collaborative project in mid-2021, providing legal help to participants seeking reviews of NDIA decisions about SDA funding at the Administrative Appeals...
Mental health discrimination in insurance
The PIAC’s Mental Health and Insurance Project has been tackling systemic problems in the way insurers design, price and offer policies and assess claims to the detriment of people with past or current mental health conditions. This report outlines the progress that has been made...
Policing public space: the experiences of people sleeping rough
This report examines the experiences of people sleeping rough and their interactions with police in Sydney. It is based on structured interviews with people sleeping rough and service providers and is designed to better understand how police powers impact on the lives of people experiencing...
Close to the edge - a qualitative and quantitative study
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...