Our Impact

Since the Fair Agenda community started campaigning together, we've won major policy changes that have positively impacted the lives of more than a million women across the country. 

You can access Fair Agenda's 2021-22 Impact Report here.

Here's a snapshot of Fair Agenda's impact since our launch:

  • In collaboration with the South Australian Abortion Action Coalition and Human Rights Law Centre, we secured reforms to decriminalise abortion and create safe, legal and compassionate access to abortion care in South Australia, as well as safe zone protections to prevent picketers from harassing patients and staff at abortion clinics. 
  • Fair Agenda drove two years of campaign pressure to help secure an additional $150 million of federal funding to address family violence, and improve access to services.
  • 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 that blocked almost $1 billion of cuts to parental leave that would have denied working parents' time to care for their newborns. These cuts would have hurt more than 79,000 working families each year (you can read more about that campaign here).
  • In partnership with other members of the NSW Pro-Choice Alliance, we secured laws that decriminalised abortion and provided safe and legal access to abortion care in NSW. Over months we mobilised in the thousands to pile on much-needed pressure: sending emails, making calls, showing up for rallies, storming social media and driving media coverage.
  • Fair Agenda worked alongside Women's Legal Service NSW to secure reforms to allow victim-survivors who have to flee their homes to escape domestic violence to end their tenancy without liability.
  • Through campaigning and public accountability measures Fair Agenda has helped push dozens of university residences to improve the quality and quantity of their training to prevent sexual violence. As of November 2018, our national annual survey has secured responses from 130 residences - of which 112 will provide training in consent and preventing sexual violence to all students, and 86 are committed to involving a sexual assault service in training for all students.
  • In 2015, 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.
  • In collaboration with the Pro-Choice Queensland, securing safe and legal access to abortion care in Queensland. For more than two years Fair Agenda worked with partners to demonstrate the community support and mandate needed for a majority of Queensland MPs to vote in support of historic legislation to finally decriminalise abortion!
  • Alongside partners, Fair Agenda helped campaign for the passage of Safe Access Zones to improve patient safety and privacy for at reproductive healthcare clinics in NSW.
  • Working alongside End Rape on Campus Australia, survivor advocate Nina Funnell and student groups we helped secure a new specialist counseling hotline for university students affected by sexual violence.
  • We helped back a survivor led campaign, in partnership with Women's Legal Services, to stop victim-survivors of domestic violence being directly cross-examined by their perpetrators in Family Court.
  • We were part of a campaign that secured a commitment from the then Victorian Premier Napthine that he wouldn't allow Geoff Shaw MP to introduce changes to roll back Victoria's abortion laws.

Thank you to the many generous supporters who have enabled this impact.

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