FAQ

If you have any general feedback or an inquiry not addressed in the FAQ below, please don't hesitate to contact info@fairagenda.org.au. We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can.

General

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What do Fair Agenda members do?

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Fair Agenda members take action on issues that are important to them. Whether calling for increased representation of women in decision making roles, championing measures that increase women’s safety in the home, or campaigning for equal pay – Fair Agenda members come together in critical moments to drive change on issues that bring us closer to a fair and equal future for women.

Fair Agenda members demand better from Australia's political representatives, business leaders and media through coordinated, targeted campaign tactics - from signing snap petitions, chipping in to fund high profile ads, meeting with decision-makers or using our power as consumers to affect positive change.

You can become a Fair Agenda member by adding your name to our mailing list here. We'll get in touch in key moments when there’s an opportunity to drive change.

Who runs Fair Agenda?

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Fair Agenda is run by a small team of staff and volunteers. The Founding Executive Director is Renee Carr who has acted in this capacity since the organisation's founding in late 2013.

Fair Agenda also has a Board that advises the staff team and is responsible for the organisation's governance and overseeing strategic direction. The Board is currently comprised of Fair Agenda’s co-founders - leading campaigners who hold senior roles in the Australian social sector. The Board will be expanded over coming months.  You can find out more about Renee and the team here.

Ultimately though, Fair Agenda’s impact is achieved through our members – individuals who set our campaigning agenda, and donate their time, money and voice to help bring us closer to a fair and equal future for women. Our members are ordinary Australians of all genders and ages, drawn from across the country and political spectrum.  

Is Fair Agenda affiliated with any political parties?

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No. Fair Agenda is an independent campaigning organisation.

We advocate for policies and changes that help bring us closer to a fair and equal future for women. Our campaigns often focus on political issues, but our position is always driven by policy impact, not partisan politics.

How can I get involved?

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You can get involved in Fair Agenda by becoming a member! If you're not already part of our community, you can join Fair Agenda here.

In this early stage, an important way you can help support Fair Agenda is by sharing our campaigns with your friends - that means forwarding our campaign emails, sharing content from our Facebook page, and helping share our content on twitter

You can also get involved by becoming a monthly donor - small, regular donations from everyday Australians are critical to helping us run as many campaigns as possible!

Later in the year we expect we will begin advertising work opportunities, as well as volunteer and internship opportunities on the website and our Facebook page.

Can I volunteer or offer my professional services to Fair Agenda?

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If you'd like to offer your professional services to assist with one of our campaigns, please get in contact.

You can send us an email via info@fairagenda.org - please make sure you include a CV or website link with your contact details, location, past experience and an outline of the way you might be able to contribute.

Please note, we don't have volunteer and internship opportunities available at the moment. But we expect to begin advertising these opportunities in the near future.

Is Fair Agenda a non-profit organisation?

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Yes, Fair Agenda is registered as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. Our ABN number is 99 166 475 903.

How did you get my email address?

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Fair Agenda sends emails to people who have signed on to our list via our homepage or who have taken action on a Fair Agenda campaign. If you do not remember doing either of these things, it is possible that someone else subscribed you using your email address.

At the bottom of every email we send, there is a link to unsubscribe. If you feel you have been added in error, or would like to stop receiving our updates, you can also click here to unsubscribe.

How do I unsubscribe from getting Fair Agenda emails?

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You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of any of our emails, or using this form.

Donations

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Are there ways to donate without using a credit card?

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Yes. We can also accept donations via direct debit, cheque, money orders and paypal. 

Direct debit

Our bank details are:

Name: Fair Agenda Ltd
Bank: Community Sector Banking
BSB: 633 000
Account Number: 150793123 

Cheques or money orders

Please make out cheques or money orders to "Fair Agenda Ltd" and post to:

Fair Agenda Ltd
c/o Progress Central
Level 3, donkey wheel house
673 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Paypal

If you would like to donate via PayPal, our account name is info@fairagenda.org. 

 

What is your donations policy?

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As an independent non-profit organisation, Fair Agenda doesn't accept donations that would compromise its independence, such as government funding or donations from political parties. 

Instead, we’re supported by the hundreds of Australians who have chipped in to help us launch, to fund specific campaigns or as regular core supporters.

More than 240 individuals chipped in to our crowdfunder to help get us off the ground. If you’d like to join them in supporting our work, you can do so here.

Like all advocacy organisations, Fair Agenda is required by law to disclose to the Australian Electoral Commission the identity of any donors who give over $11,200 in a financial year.

Since the very beginning, our team has been supported by an amazing and generous team of volunteers, who make everything possible, and ensure the money donated goes a long way.

Are donations to Fair Agenda tax-deductible?

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Under the current laws, donations to Fair Agenda are not tax-deductible.

If you are interested in making a major donation for which you require tax-deductibility, please get in touch with the team via info@fairagenda.org. 

Membership

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Does being a Fair Agenda member mean I endorse all your specific campaigns?

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No. Being a member of the Fair Agenda community does not mean you have to support every issue that we campaign on.

As a member, you have the option to 'opt-in' to support any campaign. For each campaign we run, we'll send an email to alert our members to the issue and the opportunity to take action. You can then elect to take part in those campaigns that you are passionate about.

Campaigns

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How does Fair Agenda decide which issues to campaign on?

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Fair Agenda campaigns on issues that help bring us closer to a fair and equal future - one where women have the freedom, opportunity and security to fully participate and contribute to our society. We focus on helping our members have impact in key moments when issues affecting women are in the public spotlight.

Before our launch, we asked our members to tell us which issues they wanted to see on the agenda in 2014. Our members told us that the issues that mattered most to them were: increasing the representation of women in decision-making roles and the media; reducing gendered violence; and achieving pay equality. These priorities are a key reference point when we consider campaign opportunities.

Of course, there are many other important issues affecting women, and Fair Agenda takes great care in deciding which issues and campaigns to prioritise. We make these critical decisions based on where we believe we can have the most impact. At this stage, this means Fair Agenda's primary focus in on domestic campaigns here in Australia.

If you'd like to share a campaign opportunity that you think Fair Agenda might be interested in, you can get in contact with the team via info@fairagenda.org. 

Does Fair Agenda campaign on local issues?

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We see local issues as really important to helping achieve a fair and equal future for women. However, as we've only recently launched, we don't currently have the capacity to focus on local issues just yet. Part of Fair Agenda's vision is to help our members engage with local campaigns in the near future. 

Can I suggest an issue to campaign on?

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Absolutely! We welcome the ideas and suggestions of our members.

If you’d like to share a campaign idea with the team, you can get in contact with us via info@fairagenda.org.

Useful information to include in your suggestion:

  • What is the problem your campaign would address?
  • What does victory on the issue look like (what, specifically, are you trying to achieve)?
  • Who has the power to make change happen, or at least influence the political result (is it a political representative, local business owner, media outlet? Is the decision maker local, or a state or federal decision maker)?
  • Why is this issue important, in a sentence?
  • How could Fair Agenda’s members make a difference on this issue (ie. by signing a petition, emailing the decision maker, sending messages to the business?)
  • Are there any time considerations impacting this issue (is a decision about to be made? Has something important just happened? Would a campaign need to be run now, or could it also be run later)?