Our Impact

Since launching our first campaign together three years ago, the Fair Agenda community has achieved changes that have benefitted hundreds of thousands of women. 

Together, our 37,000 strong community is a powerful force for change. You can read a summary of Fair Agenda's impact in our Impact Reports:

Some of the most recent changes the Fair Agenda community has helped secure for women include:

  • Working alongside End Rape on Campus Australia, survivor advocate Nina Funnell and student groups to help secure a new specialist counselling hotline for university students affected by sexual violence.
  • Working with partner organisations to get the issue of abortion decriminalisation referred to the Queensland Law Reform Commission, and a commitment from the Queensland ALP to introduce legislation to implement the Commission's recommendations.
  • Working with partner organisations to help 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.  
  • Conducted the first ever national survey of Australian university residences on their training to prevent sexual violence. Since September 2016 this survey process has driven more than a dozen residences to improve the amount or quality of training they provide, and gotten 127 or Australia's 218 residences on the record with their policies in this area.
  • Securing key votes and Senate commitments that blocked cuts to working parents time to care for their newborns. Cuts that would have hurt more than 79,000 working families to date (you can read more about that here)
  • Driving two years of campaign pressure to help secure an additional $150 million of federal funding to respond to family and domestic violence, and ensure more women have access to the services they need to be safe.
  • Securing an additional $4 million of funding for domestic and sexual violence counselling service 1800 RESPECT - to address the fact that 18,631 calls a year were having to be left unanswered due to inadequate resourcing.

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