Our Work

EFA regularly runs high-profile public campaigns, but the majority of the work we do involves the hard grind of developing detailed submissions to parliamentary and departmental inquiries. This is often very detailed and time-consuming work that needs to be completed in tight time-frames, often with short notice. We also often appear before parliamentary inquiries and directly lobby key members of parliament and senior bureaucrats.

In order to ensure our message gets to the widest audience possible, we do a great deal of media relations, as well as maintaining an active presence on social media, particularly Twitter and Facebook. See our Media page page for links to our recent media appearances and to our social media channels.

Communications Internship

We're raising funds for a Communications Internship that will provide essential support for our campaigns up and beyond the 2016 federal election. Support this Internship.


EFA's teams are the core of the organisation and carry responsibility for various functions. All teams are open to applications from members with a relevant interest and/or expertise. For more information, see our Teams Page


We actively monitor a number of policy areas and specific issues. See our Recent Submissions.

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Our Policy Team produce updates on significant policy issues from time to time. To receive these, please subscribe below. For our other mailing lists, please see our Subscribe page.





Citizens, Not Suspects



Our campaign against mandatory data retention and mass surveillance.

Digital Rights Australia

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A generic campaign for raising the profile of digital rights issues in Australia.

 Our Fair Deal


An international campaign against the imposition of harsh copyright enforcement mechanisms through the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Save The Link

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EFA publishes scorecards for Federal general elections (and significant Federal by-elections) rating a range of parties on their policies relating to key Digital Rights issues.



See details of our historical activities.