• Queensland now have Australia's fairest injury insurance scheme

    26th May 2016

    Queenslanders will now have access to the best injury insurance scheme in the country, with a Bill passed today by State Parliament that will cover a current gap in coverage whilst also protecting rights.

  • Scheme to support Qld'ers badly injured in car accidents welcomed

    11th Nov 2015

    An announcement today from the Qld State Government to consider options for implementing a National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS) to protect people catastrophically injured in motor vehicle accidents has been commended by the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA).

  • Money and injury – big changes afoot

    27th Aug 2015

    Changes are being made to the way that injured people can access financial support. Are the changes being made to government support, compensation and disability insurance a step in the right direction for injured Australians? Jane Campbell assesses the issues. 

  • Govt plan to strip legal rights from families with cerebral palsy

    16th Jan 2015

    Children who are born with cerebral palsy due to medical malpractice may have their rights to sue for their lifetime care and support eliminated under plans being considered by governments, the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) said today.

  • Negligent no longer to be liable under new compensation scheme

    26th Sep 2014

    The rights of people catastrophically injured as the direct result of negligence are under threat if the Commonwealth succeeds in introducing a National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS), the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) said today.

  • The money or the drip: lump sum vs no-fault benefits?

    21st Mar 2014

    No-fault compensation is all the rage, but at what cost to people’s rights? President-Elect Andrew Stone writes of its shortcomings.

  • Less haste and more thoroughness needed for DisabilityCare – ALA

    1st Jul 2013

    The Australian Lawyers Alliance welcomes the official commencement of DisabilityCare today, but is concerned about potential oversights in all the haste.

  • ALA applauds SA joining NDIS

    18th Apr 2013

    The Australian Lawyers Alliance today congratulated South Australia on becoming the second state to unite with the federal government on the state-wide roll out of DisabilityCare Australia.

  • Vital legal rights at risk under NDIS Bill - ALA

    10th Feb 2013

    Vitally important legal rights could be lost and some people with disabilities potentially left worse off under current draft NDIS legislation, according to peak legal body the Australian Lawyers Alliance.

  • No-fault insurance schemes will lead to an unsafe Australia - ALA

    30th Oct 2012

    "No-fault schemes contribute to death and injury in New Zealand as the removal of liability reduces incentive to optimise safety standards and to act with care towards fellow community members,” Australian Lawyers Alliance National President, Tony Kerin said today.

  • Lawyers emphasise right to choose in national insurance schemes

    24th Aug 2012

    The National Disability Insurance and National Injury Insurance Schemes, being advanced by the Federal Government, are being discussed in Perth today (Friday 24 August) by lawyers at the coalface of personal injury law.

  • Call for inquiry into impact of no-fault insurance schemes

    16th Jun 2012

    The Australian Lawyers Alliance is calling for a Parliamentary Inquiry into no fault schemes and the impact of such schemes on the lives of injury victims, following the presentations of keynote speakers and panel experts at its SA Conference in Glenelg yesterday.

  • WorkCover mismanagement bodes ill for proposed insurance schemes

    5th Jun 2012

    The Australian Lawyers Alliance is concerned that the mismanagement, which has eroded NSW WorkCover making it financially unsustainable, may be replicated in other insurance models such as the proposed National Disability Insurance Scheme and National Injury Insurance Scheme, unless greater transparency is adopted in government processes.

  • ALA calls for inquiry into South Australia's CTP Scheme

    4th May 2012

    The Australian Lawyers Alliance is calling for a Parliamentary Inquiry into the South Australian Government’s planned CTP Scheme changes amid fears that an existing, fully-functional, fault-based scheme, currently delivering to the state’s road injured, is being sacrificed to force-fit the state into a national injury, no-fault insurance scheme, which may not deliver.

  • Government using 'smoke and mirrors' policy to retain power

    13th Apr 2012

    The Australian Lawyers Alliance is concerned the federal government is misleading vulnerable Australians in a bid to bolster re-election prospects and that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will not live up to its potential benefit to the community.

  • ALA concerned about erosion of rights

    27th Feb 2012

    The Australian Lawyers Alliance, SA President, Tony Kerin, today commented on Treasurer Jack Snelling’s remarks at a Committee for Economic Development of Australia conference held in Adelaide on February 24, 2012.