Overview

The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) 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.

We estimate that our 1,500 members represent up to 200,000 people each year in Australia. We promote access to justice and equality before the law for all individuals regardless of their wealth, position, gender, age, race or religious belief.

The ALA is represented in every state and territory in Australia.

2017

Here is an overview of the submissions 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.

In 2017, the ALA's key policy areas are:

Freedom of Information applications

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

Transport accidents and CTP

In addition, the ALA has been a frequent contributor to parliamentary inquiries, including on the NSW Lifetime Care and Support Scheme, the Transport Accidents Commission (Vic) and CTP schemes nationally.

Pre-election advocacy

In advance of the Federal double dissolution election in July 2016, the ALA surveyed major parties on priority issues for our members.

Submissions

In 2016, we provided more than than 25 submissions on a range of issues nationwide.

Here is an overview of all our submissions since 2011.