The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) advocates on a range of issues that affect the rights of individuals in Australia.
We contribute to parliamentary inquiries, consult with governments, and partner with law societies, 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 annually. 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.
The ALA has members in every state and territory in Australia.
Here is a list 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 2018, the ALA's key policy areas are:
In 2017, we provided more than than 39 submissions on a range of issues nationwide.
Here is an overview of all our submissions since 2011.
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.
In advance of the federal double dissolution election in July 2016, the ALA surveyed major parties on priority issues for our members.