2019 ALIA federal election agenda

ALIA would like to thank everyone who contributed their feedback to our 2019 federal election agenda, your feedback has helped us to fine tune our ‘asks’.  

The revised agenda can be read on our website.

The revised agenda has 9 policy asks, 2 legislative asks, and 3 funding asks.


Policy asks:

  1. Improved access to data and scholarly information through the development and trial of open access models for government-funded research
  2. Halt to government library closures and greater recognition of the role of library and information professionals in evidence-based decision-making
  3. Greater recognition of the important part libraries play in literacy and learning for all ages
  4. Continued recognition of the important part libraries play in digital inclusion
  5. A national early literacy strategy
  6. Support for the long-term success of the Australian book industry
  7. Quality library services for tertiary students enrolled in universities, TAFEs and private Registered Training Organisations (RTO)
  8. Qualified library staff employed in every school library
  9. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)


Legislative asks:

  1. Further copyright law reform
  2. Accreditation of higher education and VET courses by professional bodies


Funding asks:

  1. Further investment in digital access to cultural collections and digital infrastructure
  2. Funding for library buildings as a vital element of Australia’s knowledge infrastructure
  3. Funding for the delivery of egovernment services through public libraries

For more information about ALIA’s 2019 federal election agenda, see the website.

2019 ALIA federal election agenda

About the Australian Library and Information Association

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is the professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector.

With 5,000 members across Australia, we provide the national voice of the profession in the development, promotion and delivery of quality library and information services, through leadership, advocacy and mutual support. www.alia.org.au


Karolina Firman, Communications Officer. karolina.firman@alia.org.au

Wednesday 06 March 2019 9:15am