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...

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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Sign the petition: hold universities accountable for failures on sexual violence

Everyone deserves to learn in a safe environment. But right now universities are failing students when it comes to sexual violence prevention and response. In fact every single week 275 students are being sexually assaulted in a uni context. Most universities are failing to take...

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Unis: stop leaving rape survivors without adequate support

Win! Hotline for student survivors of Uni sexual violence

Great news! After weeks of campaign pressure, Australia’s Universities have just announced that they will establish the dedicated specialist counseling hotline for students affected by sexual assault that Fair Agenda members and partners have called for! -- Previous: Right now students at Australian universities are being sexually assaulted at an...

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Nauru

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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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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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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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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No one should lose their job while they're on maternity leave

No one should be ousted while on maternity leave

It’s just days since Federal Minister Kelly O'Dwyer gave birth, and now attacks are being launched within the Liberal Party to try and have her ousted.[1] Ms O’Dwyer is the first woman to have a baby while serving in Cabinet. Just last week she spoke out to champion...

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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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WA Senate Election

After seeing the Facebook content recently shared by the Australian Sports Party, Fair Agenda members have expressed concern about where the candidates for the WA Senate election stand on issues affecting women. Earlier this year hundreds of Fair Agenda members came together in communities across the country to tell us...

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NSW MPs: Vote to protect patients from harassment at abortion clinics

WIN! On the 8th of June 2018 the NSW Parliament voted to legislate safe access zones in NSW! Thank you to all the Fair Agenda members who signed the petition, emailed or called their MP, donated, or turned up to be part of the rallies in support of the laws....

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Family Violence Election scorecard

In the lead up to the Victorian election, the No More Deaths Alliance - made up of family violence experts working across the state - identified a set of actions they believe are required to help save the lives of those affected by family violence. Together with Fair Agenda, they...

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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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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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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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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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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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Albury

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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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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Survey Results: Which Uni residences are training to prevent sexual assault?

To all Australian University Residences, We urge you to do everything possible to prevent sexual violence on campus. As a first step, we call on every university residence to implement best-practice training in sexual consent and prevention of sexual violence for all students and relevant staff.

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Stop cuts to working parents' time to care

UPDATE - GREAT NEWS: After two years of powerful campaigning by Fair Agenda members and other concerned community members, the cuts to paid parental leave have been taken out of the federal budget. It's a really important reprieve for the tens of thousands of working families who stood to lose...

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1800 RESPECT

News editors of Australia: Will you make this one simple change?

Imagine if every newspaper article about family violence included the helpline number. It's 1800 RESPECT. It's free to call. It can help save lives and it helps vulnerable people every day. And astoundingly, most newspapers simply don't bother to include it.  Australia’s domestic violence crisis is making headlines around the...

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Economic team

The Greens have a new economic team, and they're all dudes

Speaking to Fairfax about the new line-up, party leader Richard Di Natale said that "the economy's got to serve people, not the other way around." He's right. But right now, the economy is leaving half the population with a gender pay gap of 18.8% and a superannuation gap of 45.7%....

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Photo

Speak up to help win safe and legal abortion care in NSW

Right now, there’s a historic opportunity to secure safe, legal and compassionate access to abortion care in NSW. Laws to decriminalise abortion are being considered by the parliament, and they will be brought to their final vote in the week of the 15th September. Members of parliament will be given...

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Family court

No one should have to be cross-examined by their abuser

WIN! The Government finally passed a hugely important reform that will protect victim-survivors in Family Court. This campaign came about because of the incredible bravery and advocacy of Eleanor, a survivor of family violence who asked Fair Agenda members to stand with her and the Women’s Legal Services Australia...

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The Hunting Ground

Uni Residences: Invest in training to prevent sexual assault

Young women attending universities are being sexually assaulted at horrifying rates - and a recent Australian Human Rights Commission report shows that those living in uni residences are at a particularly high risk. Training in consent and sexual violence is absolutely critical to address sexual violence on campus. Students should...

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Stop harassment at WA clinics

WA MPs: Vote yes to protect patients at abortion care clinics

Everyone deserves privacy and dignity when accessing healthcare.  But unfortunately in Western Australia, patients still face harassment and intimidation at abortion care clinics. In fact, patients have reported being accosted and being called "murderers", and staff have been spat on, and had holy water thrown at their cars.[1]...

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Punished for fleeing danger?

Great news! After campaigning pressure from Fair Agenda and our partners, NSW Parliament has passed new reforms to provide greater protection to domestic violence survivors and their families. These reforms will allow victim survivors to end their tenancy immediately without penalty. - Imagine having to flee your...

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SA MPs: vote yes to decriminalise abortion

Legislation to provide safe, legal and compassionate access to abortion care in South Australia is being debated by SA parliament. The proposed bill would remove abortion from SA’s criminal laws, and instead regulate it as a health matter - with rules similar to those already in...

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Stop making life harder for single mums

Stop making life harder for single mums

Caring for a baby or young child is exhausting. It’s a time parents need support; not threats to cut off the money they need to feed their baby, or pay the bills. Yet, this is the reality for more than 75,000 parents who have been moved onto the Federal Government’s...

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Address workplace sexual harassment now

We all deserve a safe workplace – whether we’re working in the halls of parliament, cleaning an office, or waiting tables.  Yet, the Federal Government’s response to the Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s Respect@Work Report and its 55 recommendations to address sexual harassment in the workplace...

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Extend the consultation for the next National Plan to end gender based violence

Update: The government announced today that the consultation would be extended to six weeks! We are still waiting to hear about access to the Consultation Reports, and so this petition remains open for you to sign. Gender based violence is one of the most pressing issues in our nation...

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Let them share their story

It takes a lot of courage for someone to share their experience of sexual harassment. The fear of jeopardising their career or being perceived as a “victim” often prevents people from coming forward. The fear of legal consequences shouldn’t be an added barrier preventing someone from telling their...

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MPS: Commit to 'set the standard' for a safer parliament

One in three people currently working in or around federal parliament have suffered from some form of sexual harassment. Women are most at risk. These are the findings outlined in the Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s ‘Set The Standard’ Report. The rates and examples of behaviour it reveals are...

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Stop cuts to survivor safety phone program

Stop cuts to survivor safe phones program

A new phone can be a lifeline when a woman is escaping an abuser. It can help her stay safe, stay connected to support systems and service, and prevent further abuse. Yet the Morrison Government is set to cut funding for the WESNET program that distributes smartphones to survivors of...

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Fight for safety and respect at work

Fight for safety and respect at work

Everyone deserves to feel safe and respected at work. But right now 39% of women are affected by sexual harassment when they’re just trying to do their job. The Australian Human Rights Commission has just launched the results of its national inquiry...

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Guide for submissions to the Jenkins review

The Jenkins Review into the Australian Parliament workplace is a critical opportunity to secure recommendations to make staff  safe, and ensure elected members are held to higher standards of integrity.    The Fair Agenda movement is committed to advocating for safe and respectful workplaces, including federal parliament....

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Make sure our next parliament will act for our safety

We all deserve to be safe in our homes, workplaces, public spaces and communities: no matter our gender. Over and again, too many of our leaders have failed us when it matters most. Women - and all genders marginalised by the patriarchy - have been demanding that politicians prioritise our...

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A Leaders Debate for Women #WomenVote

There was something fundamental missing at the first leaders debate between Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese: any mention of women. After a year that saw survivor-advocates speak out for women’s safety, allegations of sexual abuse and harassment in our own parliaments and marches for justice across the country,...

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Add your name to the call for a strong MP Code of Conduct

The federal parliament is in the process of drafting a Code of Conduct for members of parliament. This Code will be critical to creating meaningful cultural change and supporting behaviours and attitudes of respect in our halls of power.  Any Code of Conduct should reflect community...

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