Zoe’s Law proponents caught out by ICAC

Written by Liz Barrett. Anti-abortion Zoe’s Law is back on the table in NSW. This bill will import the concept of foetal personhood to New South Wales from the anti-choice American Right. Foetal personhood laws seek to take control of women’s bodies and reproductive rights. This criminalises, institutionalises and strips women of their liberty and the … Continue reading

Act and Defend Our Reproductive Rights in NSW!

No to Foetal Personhood in NSW

The Abortion war is a struggle over the fundamental role of women in society.  Do we see women as fully formed independent human beings with the right to control their lives and their bodies or are they merely incubators? It cannot be repeated often enough, where foetal rights exist independent of the women that carry … Continue reading

“This is the beginning of the fight, not the end.”

On Thursday, the lower house of NSW Parliament passed the foetal personhood law. The F Collective organised an action outside Parliament House, in which NSW voters gathered to voice their anger about this Bill, given that the Bill lays a foundation for all sorts of attacks on women’s reproductive rights.   Some photos of the … Continue reading

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

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

Take Action: tell Barry O’Farrell to vote NO on Zoe’s Law this Thursday

This Thursday the Liberal Party of NSW will try to push through “Zoe’s Law“. F has previously posted about this anti-choice bill. It’s time to take action. We’re asking feminists across NSW to call the Premier’s office to let him know you don’t support this law, and ask him to vote against it. We’ve got some … Continue reading

The government got it wrong – the facts on sole parents.

Featured image shows a black and white photo of two young kids sitting against a fence. The attack on our welfare system has intensified by the axing of the Sole Parenting Payment, forcing single parents onto the totally inadequate Newstart allowance. The Government claims that moving 110,581 sole parents onto lower income support payments when … 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

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

Fundraiser for Reclaim this Thursday

We’re hosting a fundraiser for Reclaim the Night, Thursday 1 November, 6pm at Trades Hall Auditorioum, 377 Sussex St, Sydney. Jenna Price and Jane Caro will be speaking about Destroy the Joint. Reclaim the Night was held last Sunday and was a huge success. Special congrats to Mac, Jessie and Kate, F members who were … Continue reading