Freedom of Access to Information and Resources

We’re campaigning for a fair, open, democratic society where information can be accessed by everyone.

FAIR is lobbying on a number of issues which affect Australia's library and information sector including copyright law reform, cybersafety and the problems with internet filtering, digitising our nation’s history, encouraging children to read, evidence-based decisions in law, health and business, evidence-based policy making, learning at any age, qualified library staff in schools, supporting Australia's book industry and well funded public libraries.

Re-write your story

Wednesday, 12 October, 2016

The Office of the children's eSafety Commissioner has launched another initiative to combat cyberbullying.

It's called Rewrite Your Story (RYS) short film 'Conor'.

RYS is a youth-focussed program which explores cyberbullying and features real-life cyberbullying stories, alongside advice and support about how to handle it. The program also provides detailed, and essential, information about how to report serious cyberbullying to the Office when required.

International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI)

Wednesday, 28 September, 2016

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 Canberra: UNESCO has proclaimed 28 September as the International Day for the Universal Access to Information (IDUAI).

IDUAI has particular relevance with the new 2030 Development Agenda, and in particular with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 16.10 which calls for ensuring public access to information and protection of fundamental freedoms, an issue libraries in Australia support.