30th Nov 2023
ALA National President Shaun Marcus responds to John Silvester's article published in The Age.
23rd Nov 2023
A shift in the conversation about climate change and the energy transition.
Ahead of federal elections and certain state/territory elections, the ALA poses questions to the major and key minor parties on policy areas of particular interest to the ALA's membership. Our pre-election surveys since 2016 can be found below.
New South Wales State Election 2023
Victorian State Election 2022
Federal Election 2022
Federal Election 2019
Ahead of the federal election in May 2019, the ALA surveyed major parties on nine major policy issues:
(1) Human rights protections; (2) Access to justice — class action proceedings; (3) Access to justice — funding for community legal centres; (4) Insurance and mental illness; (5) Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry; (6) The NDIS; (7) A National Redress Scheme; (8) Comcare; and (9) Work Health and Safety.
Federal Election 2016
In advance of the federal double dissolution election in July 2016, the ALA surveyed parties on six priority issues for our members:
(1) NDIS/NIIS; (2) Comcare; (3) The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse; (4) Insurance and superannuation; (5) Access to justice; and (6) Work health and safety
We outlined our main priorities, ALA policy on those priorities and asked key questions to gauge parties' positions on those priorities.