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 founder and digital librarian, Brewster Kahle, said this appeal to ensure facts, good, reliable information is archived at a time when fake news is proliferating.
The objective of the fund raising is to create copy of the archive's digital collections in Canada because Mr Kahle said: '...lots of copies keeps things safe.'
During this month, a supporter of the archive, will match donations dollar for dollar.
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has written an open letter to the NSW Minister for Skills, John Barilaro, to protest about TAFE management’s plan to turn the third floor of its Ultimo campus library into corporate offices.
The library at Ultimo TAFE in Sydney is under threat and ALIA and FAIR are supporting a campaign to keep all levels of the library open for students.