2022 EOFY Appeal - Please help us provide the community with free access to the law
Twice each year -- in June and December -- we ask all our users to make donation to help keep AustLII online. We are deeply grateful to everyone who donates, not only because you donated, but also because your contributions are a vote of confidence in us and in our mission of helping others find and understand the law.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to disrupt society, AustLII played a crucial role in supporting the legal profession, business and industry, government and the courts, academics, students, and the general public. Our access figures indicate increased usage from the major domestic ISP services, reflecting a greater reliance on AustLII by users accessing the service from home. Overall accesses of the AustLII service increased from 238 million pages in 2020 to 261 million pages in 2021 and over 6.8 million distinct hosts were served. There are now over 900 databases of legal information containing over 1.5 million documents linked by over 150 million hyperlinks.
AustLII is committed to the principles that free access to public legal information is a democratic right that promotes justice and the rule of law, and that public legal information is digital common property and should be accessible to all on a non-profit basis and free of charge. We are providing an essential service delivering critical national research infrastructure supporting justice and enabling the rule of law for Australia.
AustLII operates as a charity in order to deliver its mission of free and anonymous access to public legal information. We rely on your support to provide the essential funding that enables the AustLII Foundation to maintain the technical capacity and the computing infrastructure to keep AustLII online. Donations are our core income and these are vital to ensuring that AustLII can continue to provide the vital service upon which we all rely.
Your donations keep us focused on what AustLII can give the public, both now and in the future, and help the millions of people who rely on being able to freely access the law.
Can you please make a financial contribution to help us provide the community with free access to the law.