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.

10 things you never knew you could find in a library

Tuesday, 23 February, 2016

The picture gallery is growing daily of all the #FabulousFinds.

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has started a nationwide hunt for all those incredible things found in a library's collection.
Step inside or visit library websites and we know that everyone will be surprised and perhaps a little amazed at what you can find in a library's collections.

FAIR stands in solidarity with France

Monday, 16 November, 2015
FAIR and the Australia Library and Information Association (ALIA)  shows solidarity with France following the attacks in Paris.
FAIR and ALIA offered this gesture of support following the series of coordinated terrorist attacks that were launched in the French capital shortly after 9pm on Friday (local time) which claimed at least 129 lives and injured more than 350.

Portfolio of Great School Libraries

Wednesday, 28 October, 2015

As nominations have been flowing in, students, teachers, librarians and supporters of school libraries have been sending us some great photos, videos and other artwork.

We will be adding to this compilation as the contributions are sent to us.

Check out some of the great things that are happening in school library land. Materials are uploaded as they are supplied to FAIR.

We have sought permission to publish these photos, videos etc.