AustLII's 2014 End of Year Appeal
We are asking you to help us make sure AustLII stays free for everyone to use.
We rely on the support of our users to provide the essential funding that enables the AustLII Foundation to maintain the technical capacity and the computing infrastructure to keep AustLII on line. It takes approximately $1 million dollars per year to maintain the free-access electronic library. To date our contributions have reached just over $800,000.
AustLII provides free access to public legal information for everyone, irrespective of their means. This supports the effective functioning of the rule of law, and provides essential legal information that benefits the community. AustLII does not sell advertising or seek user access subscriptions because they are inconsistent with our commitment to free access. Read our Case for Support and our annual Year in Review for more information.
AustLII is Australia's most widely used source of legal information. In 2013, the AustLII website received over 210 million hits and 15 terabytes of data were downloaded. AustLII maintained its number one market position in the online legal category throughout 2013 and increased its market share from about 25% to over 30% (figures provided by Hitwise). This category includes websites from legal information providers in government, publishers, courts and tribunals, law societies, legal firms and the bar.
In order to maintain our service, AustLII asks all its users who can afford to do so to make a regular contribution that reflects the value of AustLII to them and to the Australian community. The legal profession, business and industry, courts and tribunals, government agencies, educational institutions and the general community all make contributions to support AustLII. See who supports us.
Our Australian services are maintained by the AustLII Foundation Limited a charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. This means that all contributions to AustLII (over $2) are tax deductible.
Please support AustLII by making a contribution today.