A key role of Australian Women Lawyers is to drive and promote the adoption of, or change to, national policy that relates to its objects. 

AWL does this through a variety of avenues including (but not limited to):

  • Hosting its bienniel National Conference
  • Making submissions to key law reform bodies and committees
  • Making submissions to State and Territory Law and Bar Associations
  • Commenting in the media
  • Partnering with key stakeholders in the development of policies, charters and resources 
  • Representating AWL on national Boards, committees and working groups
  • Promoting education through professional development and networking events

Current Policy Issues

The following represent the most recent policy issues of interest to AWL and its State and Territory Associations:


Best Practice Policies

Law Council of Australia - Equitable Briefing Policy

Law Council of Australia - Diversity Policy