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.

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.

Nominations are flowing in!

Tuesday, 27 October, 2015

There are some Great School Libraries out there!

Nominations are pouring in for Great School Libraries.

The response has been fantastic so far - we have 140 nominations and that tally grows daily!

So keep them coming because we want to recognise amazing school libraries and the important services they provide to our schools: libraries that help children find reliable information, think critically, safely navigate the internet and find great reads. 

And we're starting to get some great pictures and videos.