Current consultations


ALIA wants to hear your feedback on a range of matters from submissions to government, to updates to our policies and everything inbetween to ensure that we are representing the needs and viewpoints of our Members. 

Completed reports, submissions and survey results will be published either on the submissions page; the reports, research and survey results page; or the policies, standards and guidelines page



The preferred method of feedback for submissions is emailing your thoughts to If you believe that ALIA should respond to a submission not present below please let us know at

Currently ALIA is working on these submissions to government; the Review of Australian classification regulation, the Consultation on a new Online Safety Act; the Consultation on Skilled Migration Occupation Lists; and the Independent Review of the Enivironment Protection and Biodiversity Conversation ACT 1999 (EPBC Act)

You can see examples of previous ALIA submissions on the website. 



Viv Barton, ALIA Vice President (President-elect) has chosen education as the theme for her Presidential year, from May 2020 – May 2021. So, ALIA is undertaking a survey in order to assess our current education position and the size of the gap between where we are now and our vision. The deadline for responses is 7 February 2020

ALIA is seeking submissions from special libraries for the second edition of the Special Libraries Directory 2020. Submissions are due by 27 March 2020.

ALIA is seeking responses to its first Salary and Workplace survey. This survey aims to provide a snapshot of salaries of people working in the library sector.  The data collected from this survey will be used to provide a credible benchmark in terms of salaries, employment conditions and qualifications in the Library and Information Science profession. The deadline for responses is 6 March 2020


This page is accurate as of 22 January 2020, and will be regularly updated.