The ALA advocates on a range of issues that affect the rights of individuals in Australia. We promote access to justice and equality before the law for all individuals regardless of their wealth, position, gender, sexuality, age, race or religious belief.

We do this by contributing to parliamentary inquiries, consulting with governments, implementing media campaigns, and collaborating with law societies, bar associations and other relevant non-government organisations across the country at a federal and state/territory level.


The ALA's key policy areas for 2020 are:

Here is a list of submissions that we have provided so far this year.

In addition, our members are passionate advocates in the media for justice, featuring in print and online media, on radio and television. View our recent media releases here.

Campaign against changes to Queensland's CTP scheme

The ALA is actively campaigning against the push by insurers RACQ and Suncorp to change Queensland's compulsory third party scheme to a 'no-fault' system. Read more about our campaign here.

Pre-election advocacy

In advance of the federal election in May 2019, the ALA surveyed major parties on priority issues for our members. Click here to read their responses.

Freedom of information applications

The ALA have applied under freedom of information laws for the release of information affecting individuals' rights. View our applications and released information here.