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  • Ground-breaking truth-telling project
  • Research laws and policies that have impacted First Nations Peoples
  • Identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander position – full time or part time considered

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre is a leading social justice law and policy centre. We build a fairer, stronger society by helping to change laws, policies and practices that cause injustice and inequality. PIAC offers a diverse and inclusive workplace where:

  • Wellbeing is actively promoted and flexibility is supported
  • We are committed to the professional development of our staff
  • Advantageous salary packaging options are available

We are seeking either a Legal Research Officer or Research Assistant to support PIAC’s work on the Towards Truth Project: Towards Truth is a partnership with the Indigenous Law Centre UNSW. We are delivering a unique and ground-breaking truth-telling project that shows the impact of laws and government policies on First Nations people since 1788. The responsibilities of this role will be tailored to the skillset of the successful candidate. A Legal Research Officer will be more involved in overseeing the work of pro bono researchers and preparing research to be published to the Towards Truth website, and a Research Assistant more focussed on carrying out research. Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and review research requests for pro bono lawyers and interns
  • Substantive review of research
  • Carrying out legal research and analysis

You have proven research and analytical skills and will ideally have completed (for Legal Research Officer applicants) or working towards (for Research Assistant applicants) a law degree. This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It is intended as a special measure for the purposes of s 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and s 21 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).


Applications CloseMay 9, 2024
Job Board
Job CategoryLegal
Job FieldAboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
Employment BasisContract, Full Time, Part Time
LocationSydney CBD

How to Apply

If you share our commitment to truth-telling about our history, please send your resume along with a covering letter and responses to the knowledge, skills and experience section included in the position description of the relevant role: Legal Research Officer or Research Assistant. Please send your application to, including the position title in the subject field. There is no closing date for applications. We encourage you to contact us to discuss the role and submit an application as soon as possible.

Public Interest Advocacy Centre

ContactAnna Harding
Phone number 02 8898 6500
Email address