Overview

The Australian Lawyers Alliance advocates on a range of issues that significantly impact on the rights of individuals in Australia.

We contribute to parliamentary inquiries, consult with governments, and partner with Law Societies and Bar Associations and other relevant non-government organisations, across the country, at a federal and state/territory level. An overview of the submissions we have provided so far this year can be viewed here.

We also regularly apply under freedom of information laws for the release of information affecting individuals' rights.

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

In 2017, the Australian Lawyers Alliance will focus on a number of key areas:

  • The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and related state-based legislative change;
  • Australia's treatment of asylum seekers and immigration rights;
  • Counter-terrorism legislation;
  • Access to justice;
  • The National Disability Insurance Scheme and National Injury Insurance Scheme; and
  • Insurance and superannuation.

In 2016, we provided more than than 25 submissions on a range of issues nationwide, and applied numerous times for the release of information under freedom of information laws.

In addition, we continue to advocate for justice in the areas of:

You can see a full listing of our submissions over the past few years here.