Threat to racial discrimination law is a threat to sex discrimination law too

By Fran Hayes Recent weeks have seen a fierce community debate over the extent to which certain types of racist behaviour should be prohibited under Australian anti-discrimination laws. Specifically, the Abbott Government is proposing to amend Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 to remove prohibition of certain negative behaviours targeting people because of … Continue reading

Barrycutscommunitybleeds: Liverpool Women’s Resource Centre

Cross-posted from Barrycutscommunitybleeds, a new campaign blog about cuts to community services in NSW, supported by F. Check it out and please share. By Shirley Kent, Co-ordinator, LWRC Liverpool Women’s Resource Centre is a small agency in the middle of one of Liverpool’s most disadvantaged areas. For 28 years the service has provided support, programs, … Continue reading

Income management working group tonight

It’s your world – it needs your feminist thinking.  When: Wednesday 22 August 6pm Where: Amnesty International Building, 1/79 Myrtle Street Chippendale. Buzz Level 1.  A few weeks ago, the F Collective and WEL co-hosted the forum ‘Manage This: Women’s Voices on Income Management’. We are forming an Income Management working group to look at … Continue reading

Words from IWD: Amanda Parkinson

Amanda Parkinson spoke at the Sydney IWD picnic this year. She has kindly agreed to share her speech here for anyone who missed it or wants to enjoy it again. You can check out other speeches from the day here and here. When I was asked to speak, I set out to explain all the … Continue reading

Words from IWD: Elizabeth Mora

Elizabeth Mora spoke at the Sydney IWD picnic this year. She has kindly agreed to share her speech here for anyone who missed it or wants to enjoy it again. You can check out another speech from the day here. The artwork in the featured image is also an Elizabeth Mora original. Good Morning everyone, … Continue reading