ACTION TODAY: Zoe’s Law has passed in the lower house of NSW Parliament

Feminists, it’s time to respond. Minutes ago, the Zoe’s Law amendment to the Crimes Act passed in the lower house of NSW Parliament. It’s time to show NSW parlimentarians what we think of their attack on our reproductive choice. Wear all black and to come to NSW parliament today, Thursday 21 Nov 2013 at 5:30pm … Continue reading

Feminist Voices – The Edna Ryan Awards

The Edna Ryan Awards for feminist achievement were held on the 18th October 2013.  You can see a list of the recipients here, including our very own Shirley Kent. The Awards recognise feminist achievements in Arts, Community Activism, Education, Leadership, Media/Communication, Mentoring, Sport and The Grand Stirrer Award. Congratulations to all the award winners and we … Continue reading

Community services, here to stay

As promised, here are some more images from our action outside Parliament House last Wednesday, the 21st November. All photos by Jarah Backhouse (big thanks to her). The banner with the paper dolls strung across was made by members of F and also by service users from Jannawi, Liverpool Women’s Resource Centre and West St … Continue reading

Don’t leave us hanging, Barry!

Congrats all on a successful action today, and special thanks to our speakers, Biljana of Jannawi, Shirley of Liverppol Women’s Resource Centre, Corina of F and Linda Burney of the NSW Labor Opposition. Here are a few initial snaps by Michelle Shackleton and Emily McMillan. We’ll have more from our wonderful photographer Jarrah Backhouse soon. … Continue reading

Exciting news in the barry cuts community bleeds campaign: we’re nearly there, but we need your help

F started to campaign on the issue of NSW government cuts to community services several months ago, and soon found ourselves in contact with services extremely concerned about the future. Documents obtained under FOI said services like Margaret Jurd Learning Centre and the Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service, along with twelve other services, were ear … Continue reading

Joint destroyed: RtN fundraiser recap

Words by Gabe Kavanagh, photos by Amanda Parkinson Excuse our absence over the last week or so. F has been drunk on sweet success. On Thursday 1 November the F Collective hosted Destroying the Joint: A fundraiser for Reclaim the Night Sydney. Over 100 people came along to hear Jenna Price and Jane Caro in conversation … Continue reading

Community cuts & F in the news

Photos by Amanda Parkinson, video by Kate Ausburn We got some great press out of our awesome action on Tuesday: The Australian; News.Com; And the Herald Sun. And another beautiful photo gallery, for your enjoyment (click on a photo to make the gallery work): That’s NSW parliamentarians John Kaye of the Greens, Linda Burney, Sophie … Continue reading

Destroying the joint for Reclaim the Night

By Gabe Kavanagh This Sunday will be Sydney’s turn for Reclaim the Night. The event starts and finishes at Hyde Park. The picnic kicks off at 4, speakers will be at 6.30 then we’ll start marching at 7. And you need to be there. You need to be there because 2012 has been a bad … Continue reading

Community cuts action update: don’t go breakin’ our hearts

Words by Corina Backhouse, photos by Kate Ausburn (her flickr set is here) Today F held a street theater action outside of Parliament House in Sydney, with giant red hearts, fake blood and a theatrics of resistance against the proposed cuts to essential community services in NSW. The demonstration was organised by F, and was … Continue reading

Barry cuts we bleed – time to take action

The NSW Liberal Government are looking to save money and our community services are on the chopping block. A document obtained under FOI reveals these services are under threat. – Twenty10 – Liverpool Women’s Resource Centre – Redfern Legal Centre Financial Counselling Services – Welfare Rights – West St Wollongong – Margaret Jurd Learning Centre … Continue reading