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Strategic Plan 2021-2026

The ALS Strategic Plan 2021-2026 is an ambitious yet achievable plan to bring our communities closer to social justice and equity.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are smart, strong and resilient. In the face of colonisation and dispossession, we have always resisted and fought for our rights. The Aboriginal Legal Service is a product of that proud legacy and we carry it on for future generations.

Our strategic plan guides and shapes our continuing work to deliver quality and culturally appropriate legal services for our people. As long as there is injustice against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the ALS will be there to fight it.

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Our vision

Social justice and equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities


Our mission

To deliver quality and culturally appropriate legal services that meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people throughout NSW and the ACT and to be recognised as the leader in this field across Australia


Our values

  • We are proudly Aboriginal
  • We are community focused
  • We are fearless in our advocacy
  • We are accountable
  • We make a difference to create better futures
  • We acknowledge and respect land, traditional values and cultural practices

5 focus areas and goals

Connecting and collaborating with our communities

We are seen by community as the legal provider of choice, part of a strong and visible network of Aboriginal peak bodies working to holistically support our people.


Telling our story

➡ We're celebrated as the first ALS and first free legal service in the country and clearly communicate the availability, value and impact of all our services.


Delivering high quality, culturally safe legal and support services

➡ We have a culturally safe professional and committed workforce who feel valued and uphold the ALS legacy, delivering sustainable impact with and for our communities.


Advocating for justice and achieving community-led change

➡ Community recognise the ALS as a fighter for our people and know we have their backs in the fight for justice. Together, we transform the justice system.


Laying strong future foundations

➡ Through diversified and sustainable income streams, innovation and a pipeline of talent, ALS services keep people strong in community and culture.


Click here to download the full ALS Strategic Plan 2021-2026.

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