Our Impact

Since the Fair Agenda community started campaigning together 3.5 years ago, we've won positive change that has benefitted hundreds of thousands of women. 

Here's a quick snapshot of some of the most recent wins the Fair Agenda community have helped secure for women:

  • Working alongside End Rape on Campus Australia, survivor advocate Nina Funnell and student groups we helped secure a new specialist counselling hotline for university students affected by sexual violence.
  • Fair Agenda conducted the first ever national survey of which Australian university residences provide training to prevent sexual violence, and drove campaigning and public accountability measures that have ensured more than a dozen residences improved the amount and/or quality of training they provide to prevent sexual violence amongst their communities. Through this process Fair Agenda also ensured 127 of Australia's 217 residences went on the record with their policies in this area.
  • Working with partner organisations we helped get the issue of abortion decriminalisation referred to the Queensland Law Reform Commission, and to secure a commitment from the Queensland ALP to introduce legislation to reform Queensland's abortion laws. 
  • Working with partner organisations we helped stop $34 million of scheduled cuts to Community Legal Centres - which would have left tens of thousands of women without access to the legal support they need to escape and recover from family violence.  
  • Fair Agenda secured key votes and commitments from federal Senators to block cuts to working parents' time to care for their newborns. These cuts would have hurt more than 79,000 working families to date (you can read more about that campaign here).
  • Fair Agenda drove two years of campaign pressure to help secure an additional $150 million of federal funding to improve the safety of victim-survivors of family violence, to ensure more women have access to the services they need to be safe.
  • Fair Agenda helped secure an additional $4 million of funding for domestic and sexual violence counselling service 1800 RESPECT - to help address the fact that 18,631 calls a year were having to be left unanswered due to inadequate resourcing.

You can read more about our community's impact here:

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