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.

Australian library and information sector responds to US immigration ban

Monday, 6 February, 2017
The Board of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has endorsed the IFLA position that open societies are healthy societies.
IFLA issued this position following the recent Executive Order issued by US President, Donald Trump, barring entry into the United States by individuals from seven countries.

Wayback Machine - fund raising

Wednesday, 21 December, 2016

Internet archive, the Wayback Machine, is  appealing for funds.

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.

New IFLA network

Friday, 9 December, 2016

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has launched a new network for those interested in Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) in library and information work.