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Alternative Law Journal

The Alternative Law Journal is a quarterly, refereed law journal published by the Legal Service Bulletin Co-operative Ltd in Melbourne, Australia.

    The AltLJ is administered by volunteers, is independent of any organisation or political party, and is self funding. The Co-operative is most appreciative of the support provided by the Law Faculty, Monash University in Melbourne, where the journal is based.

    The Alternative Law Journal was first published in 1974 as the Legal Service Bulletin by the Fitzroy Legal Service in Melbourne, Australia. The journal grew quickly into a publication serving a much wider readership. The name was changed in 1992 to better reflect its goals and readership.

    The goals of the AltLJ can be broadly described as:

    • promotion of social justice, human rights and law reform issues
    • critique of the legal system
    • monitoring developments in alternative legal practice
    • community legal education.

    Social Security Reporter and Freedom of Information Review

    The LSB Cooperative also published the Social Security Reporter (1983-2004) and the Freedom of Infomation Review (1987-2004). We can supply photocopies of material from these publications. We also have pdf versions of the FoI Review from 2000 to 2004 which can be purchased ($10.00 per year: 6 Issues).  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    Electronic availability

    The Alternative Law Journal is now available as an online electronic journal, as well our usual printed journal. Subscriptions are available for either print, print plus online, or online only, for individual subscribers. Online access for institutions or organisations should be available soon. Single archived articles from the last ten years are also available for purchase and digital delivery from this website by selecting the appropriate journal issue from the Publications menu above.

    The Journal is also accessible via three subscription databases. These databases are available through Universities, public and private libraries.

    • Australian Public Affairs - Full Text (APA-FT)
    • AGIS Plus Text

    Contacting the Editors of the Alternative Law Journal

    Editorial Board

    National convenor: Melissa Castan
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    ACT convenor: Anne Macduff
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    NSW convenor: Laurie Berg
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    Qld convenor: Allan Ardill
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    SA convenor: Kellie Toole
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    Tas convenor: Ben Bartl
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    Vic convenor (acting): Bronwyn Naylor
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    WA convenor: [vacant]

    NT convenor: Ruth Brebner
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    Law & Culture Editor

    Kate Galloway
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    Asia-Pacific column Editors

    Rachel Ball and Melanie Schleiger 
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    DownUnderAllOver Editor

    Ruth Brebner
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    Sport and the Law column Editor

    Ben Schokman
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    Staff

    Managing Editor

    Deborah Candy
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    Subscriptions Manager

    Sue Moore
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    fax 61 3 9905 5305
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