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  • Lead PIAC’s work to advance justice for First Nations people
  • Combine public interest casework with legal policy advocacy
  • Permanent, full or part time, identified role

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre is a leading social justice law and policy centre. Our work helps to change laws, policies and practices that cause injustice and inequality, through strategic legal casework, law reform and systemic policy advocacy.

Our priorities include reducing homelessness, First Nations justice, climate change and social justice, equality and non-discrimination, asylum seeker health rights and the fair use of police powers. We actively seek to collaborate and partner in our work to maximise its impact.

We have a history of successful work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations to protect and promote human rights, in areas including policing, youth justice, child protection and truth-telling. Our work reflects the priorities and goals identified by our clients and/or partner Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and representative bodies.

  • PIAC offers a dynamic workplace where wellbeing is promoted and flexibility is supported
  • We are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and staff development
  • We currently have six Aboriginal staff members

As a Senior Solicitor you will lead PIAC’s work to advance justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

You have strong legal skills and the capacity to identify and develop innovative legal, policy and public advocacy strategies to address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice issues. An essential part of the role is developing and managing PIAC’s relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, especially in NSW Aboriginal communities.

Additionally, you:

  • Are eligible to apply for NSW Practising Certificate
  • Have 5+ years post-admission legal practice experience

This is a permanent position, available full-time with part-time also considered. The role is based in Sydney, with remote work supported.

This position is intended as a special measure for the purposes of s 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and the subject of an exemption granted under s 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).


Reference No.Senior Solicitor, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice
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Job CategoryLegal
Job FieldAboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
Employment BasisFull Time, Part Time
Salary Range$90,001 +
LocationSydney CBD

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How to Apply

If you would like to join us in working to remove barriers to justice, please send your resume along with a covering letter and responses to the knowledge, skills and experience section included in the attached position description to, including Senior Solicitor, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice in the subject field.

Inquiries should be directed to Annie Barker via

Please note there is no application close date, and we invite you to apply as soon as possible.

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