Previous campaigns

Since Fair Agenda launched its first campaigns in March 2014, members across the country have come together to drive change on issues that matter to them, winning change through campaigns like...

All male line up?

Win! What a joke!

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: In 2014 when Just for Laughs made headlines for their all male pre-sale line-up, Fair Agenda members called on festival organisers to address their gender problem, and worked together to make sure this issue dominated the festival's social media in the first weeks of promotions. When the...

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Reporting on abs?

In July this year, The Age ran a feature article on Minister Julie Bishop - Australia's first female foreign minister. The piece outlined Minister Bishop's dizzying schedule, challenging role, and the strong endorsements she's received from colleagues, including an official who says "she is the most impressive foreign minister we've...

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Geoff Shaw

Victory! Premier blocks maverick MP's attack on reproductive rights

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Premier Napthine has told media that "while I am Premier, I will now allow Mr Shaw to introduce any legislation seeking to change abortion laws in Victoria". It's a great win - congratulations to everyone who was involved in the campaign! ---- Earlier this month Shaw...

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Win! Myer: Please don't promote unhealthy body image

GREAT NEWS! We delivered your signatures to Myer's flagship Sydney store on Tuesday 17th June, making headlines around the country! Myer have now told Channel 10 news they aren't planning on buying any more of the dolls. It's a positive and important step forward. Thanks to everyone who was involved in the campaign....

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Robert Clark: RSVP no

Government ministers + health misinformation?

GREAT NEWS! Victorian attorney general Robert Clark has withdrawn from the controversial World Congress of Families conference.The Congress - and their anti-abortion agenda - were set to be welcomed by Clark, as Victoria's chief law officer, just months after attacks on abortion laws were being suggested to our parliament. Then, Fair Agenda members, alongside groups like Mamamia, Vocal...

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Abortion rights: where do they stand?

Abortion: Where do Vic election candidates stand?

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Thanks to Fair Agenda members, during the Victorian election campaign we were able to show where 140 candidates stand on critical reproductive rights issues. Our candidate survey and its results were covered in both major Victorian papers the Herald Sun and The Age, and our information on candidate...

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WA Senate Candidate Survey Results

After the Facebook content recently shared by the Australian Sports Party, Fair Agenda members expressed serious concern about where the candidates for the WA election stand on issues affecting women. As a result, this week Fair Agenda asked representatives from each of the parties running in the WA election...

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gender reporting

Gender reporting under threat

- Campaign dated January 2015 - Australia still has a lot of work to do on gender equality in the workplace – in fact, last year our gender pay gap blew out to a record 18.2%.1 We know that in order to address workplace inequality issues, you need...

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Sports party

What does the Sports Party stand for?

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: After more than 450 Fair Agenda members took action in this campaign, the story got picked up by 6 different news outlets, including the ABC, Daily Life and Triple J News. Then the Sports Party's lead candidate Wayne Dropulich was asked to explain why he thought the...

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A game changing policy

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: With the change of Premier, Minister Upton has moved from the Sports and Recreation portfolio. Can you sign the petition to show the new Minister for Sport and Recreation - Stuart Ayres MP - the community support an equal prize money policy?  -- The NSW Government is thinking about requiring community...

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An election commitment that could save lives

Intimate partner violence is the leading cause of ill-health and premature death for Victorian women under 45.[1] In the lead up to the Victorian election, domestic violence experts have identified a set of actions they believe can help save the lives of those affected by domestic violence. They're asking...

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Tell the right story

Violence against women: Tell the right story

- Campaign dated October 2014 - *TW: discussion of domestic violence News reporting of domestic violence plays a critical role in setting the tone for community attitudes. The way journalists and editors choose to write about family violence is vitally important, because the words they use and the stories they focus...

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Madigan abortion agenda

Stand against attacks on reproductive rights

Last month, our Senate resumed debate on a Bill that is described as the first step in making abortion more difficult to access.1 The bill was introduced by Senator John Madigan -- who is "unashamedly" anti-abortion, and has previously admitted that he would push for further reforms if...

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It's (well past) time for more women in cabinet

- Campaign dated September 2015 - Right now the Australian cabinet looks very little like Australia. Men hold 9 times as much power in the cabinet as women - at a time when the government is leaving women without access to potentially life-saving domestic violence services; the gender...

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PM: It's time for concrete measures

- Campaign dated July 2015 -  Only 21.8% of the MPs representing the Liberal Party in our federal parliament are women. And the numbers of Liberal women are declining - leaving the party, and our democracy, poorer as a result.1 This week two prominent...

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Libra's absorption problem

Just weeks after Google launched a $50 million program to help address barriers to girls involvement in the science, technology engineering and mathematics sectors; and despite evidence that stereotypes and cultural biases still impede women's success in the 'STEM' areas… Libra have rolled out this new advertising campaign. Libra's website...

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Education reforms that disadvantage women?

Senators: Stand against education reforms that disadvantage women

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Fair Agenda members have hand delivered your signatures to key crossbench Senators around the country, showing the community opposes education reforms that would disadvantage women. Up to $45,000 – that­­’s the amount of extra interest women could end up paying on their degree under the Government’s proposed tertiary...

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Family violence: a national emergency

A critical intervention that could help save lives

UPDATE: Death reviews have now been listed as a key action area in the Second Action Plan - our governments' national plan to reduce violence against women and their children. The Plan helps set the agenda for Commonwealth, state and territory government action on family violence for the next 3 years. The inclusion...

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FreeTV: Include specific warnings in viewer advice

*Trigger warning: Discussion of sexual violence Right now, commercial television stations in Australia are required to provide warnings to viewers if a program contains violence or sex scenes - but aren't required to specify if the program contains sexual or domestic violence. Exposure to this kind of content can cause trauma to...

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Young Liberals: Reject sexist and racist comments

The Age is reporting that senior members of the Melbourne University Liberal Club have posted a series of misogynist and racist comments on social media – describing women as “sluts”, Muslims “degenerates”, and repeatedly demeaning different women.[1] Young Liberals and university Liberal clubs have traditionally been seen as...

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G20 to target the gender gap

100 million new jobs for women

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Great news! The G20 have agreed to a global 'gender gap goal' - that, if achieved, will translate into more than 100 million new jobs for women across the G20 nations.  Last week when Prime Minister Abbott announced that Australia would be putting the 'global gender gap' on the G20...

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"Pregnant and no civil rights"

UPDATE: The Bill proposing the introduction of foetal personhood laws in NSW has now lapsed; thanks to a concerted campaign by thousands of voters and advocacy groups across NSW, including the Women's Electoral Lobby and F Collective. Advocates say they will reintroduce the proposed changes, but this is an important win....

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TV Hall of Fame

There are more stuffed toys in the Logies Hall of Fame than women

- Campaign dated April 2015 -  For the past thirty years, every year the TV Week Logies have bestowed a 'Hall of Fame' award on a person or program who has made an 'outstanding contribution to Australian television'. And in those thirty years, they have only inducted a woman once....

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Stop cuts to this vital service for women affected by family violence

VICTORY! After months of campaigning by Fair Agenda members, in partnership with Community legal workers, domestic violence groups, survivor advocates and others - the Turnbull Government announced on the 24th April a full reversal to the three years of scheduled cuts to Community Legal Centres!  --Community Legal Centres are a...

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Win! Walking alone is not "an invitation"

CAMPAIGN UDPATE: Cnr. Mack has now issued an unreserved apology for his comments. Read more here. Thanks to everyone who was part of this campaign. ---- This week, after a young woman was allegedly sexually assaulted in the town, Albury Mayor Kevin Mack reportedly told media: “I...

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divorce tax

Dump the divorce tax

The federal government has just increased the standard cost of applying for divorce from $845 to $1,200 -- an increase legal providers fear will be prohibitive for many domestic violence victims – and prevent them from moving on with their lives.1 The Prime Minister says the government is focused...

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Good news: Immigration Minister Dutton: It's the least you could do

Campaign Update: Abyan has arrived in Australia for medical treatment and has thanked the Australians who rallied to ensure she was brought to the mainland for her termination procedure.  ---- A 23 year-old refugee woman who has allegedly been raped on Nauru, and who is now pregnant as...

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save 1800 RESPECT

Stop this shocking change to 1800 RESPECT

Campaign update: Fair Agenda member's helped ensure the Government's shocking changes to 1800 RESPECT featured in prime time news on The Project, and stayed in the headlines in the lead up to the election. Unfortunately the Coalition Government still plan to go ahead with their changes to this vital service....

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