Organisation

Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Acronym:
PIAC
Report

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...
Report

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...
Report

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...
Briefing paper

Batteries and electricity network service providers in Australia: regulatory implications

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...
Report

Skating on thin ice – difficulties faced by people living with mental illness accessing and maintaining social housing

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: