Our Impact

Since the Fair Agenda community started campaigning together, we've won major policy changes that have positively impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of women. 

Here's a quick snapshot of some of Fair Agenda's impact:

  • Securing an ALP commitment to a Taskforce on sexual violence: in response to a partnered campaign with End Rape on Campus Australia, National Union of Students and The Hunting Ground Australia Project, the ALP have committed to establish an independent and expert-led Taskforce on campus sexual violence, if elected.
  • 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! 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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