Reclaim the Night

From Reclaim the Night’s Facebook Event: It is that time again. Let’s take back the streets. Three-quarters of all women killed in NSW die at the hands of their loved ones. NSW Police deal with about 370 instances of domestic and family violence a day. Domestic violence has reached its highest level in 15 years … Continue reading

Popular demons? On single motherhood

Words and photos by Natalie Duggan, Single Parents Action Group (link to facebook group). I am a single mother. I was married and pregnant with our second child when my marriage failed, plunging my two children and I into a nightmare that has endured for years. Our emotional distress was quickly overshadowed by housing problems. … 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

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

RU4it? Reproductive rights and access

The F Collection is a blog project by F that highlights a feminist or women’s rights campaign, group or issue every Monday (and sometimes, when we’ve been busy, a little later in the week!). Read on. In keeping with the pro-choice theme of the last few weeks, this post is about abortion in Australia. Not the … Continue reading

Thou shalt not mess with my reproductive rights

That protest we invited you to – did you make it? If you didn’t, here’s what you missed! If you did, here’s a selection of photos to remember it by. They’re beauties, all taken and provided by the excellent Kate Ausburn, of coal seam gas reporting fame. You can check out her full set here. … Continue reading

Bring out your placards: Urgent pro-choice protest TOMORROW MORNING

Protest against extreme right to lifer David Bereit Tomorrow 3 September 7.30am SHARP at Notre Dame University, the corner of Abercrombie and Broadway, Sydney. Facebook event here. Image source F supplies the leaflets, you bring your home made placard and glitter bombs and shiny self! NSW Right to Life has invited this American guy called … Continue reading