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.
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.
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.
FAIR would like to bring to your attention an invitation for librarians and libraries to take part in an International Peace Day initiative.
The campaign is being run by The Mortenson Center which aims to strengthen international ties among libraries and librarians worldwide for the promotion of international education, understanding, and peace.
The Productivity Commission has issued a draft report of the Intellectual Property Arrangements Inquiry.
This infographic summarises their draft recommendations.
FAIR was pleased to see the Commission agrees with the library and information sector’s view on three key issues - unpublished works, fair use and safe harbours.