15th Mar 2018
Tom Ballantyne gives an overview of the compensation claims process under the National Disability
8th Mar 2018
Is the Convention failing women and children escaping violence?
The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) is a company limited by guarantee.
The organisation is overseen by a National Council, consisting of an elected Board of Directors representing each state and territory across Australia. Directors serve a two-year term, with half the state/territory branches holding an election each year.
The National President is the public face of the organisation and serves for a one-year term: from 1 July to the end of June the following year. We are also represented by thematic spokespeople, who are experts in their fields.
From 1 July 2017, the National President of the ALA is barrister Laura Neil.
The National Council
- National President Laura Neil
- President-Elect Noor Blumer
- Immediate Past President Tony Kenyon
- ACT Director Noor Blumer
- NSW Director Andrew Christopoulos
- NT Director Kaliopi Hourdas
- QLD Director Rod Hodgson
- SA Director Anthony Kerin
- TAS Director Henry Pill
- VIC Director Geraldine Collins
- WA Director Shash Nigam
The National Council meets regularly throughout the year to set the policy and strategic direction for the organisation. The members also elect a President-Elect, who serves a one-year term in that role before becoming the National President the following year.
A principal objective of the ALA is to ensure that people who have been injured by the wrongful conduct of others are able to recover adequate compensation for those injuries. We believe that the common law system of awarding compensation to accident victims is the most appropriate mechanism for dispensing justice and deterring unsafe practices that can give rise to catastrophic injuries. For more information on the importance of common law, you can find our position here.