November events and actions

This is where we post details of events and actions happening in November 2022.

Have an event you'd like to promote? You can post your own events in the comments section below. 

(Completed events are deleted to provide space for new announcements. If your event has been completed and you would like people to access a recording, please post the link in the comments.) 





The New Theatre: The people, plays and politics behind Australia’s radical theatre edited by Lisa Milner

Note that there is a separate registration link for the in person and online participation.

The Melbourne launch will feature:

  • Uncle Jack Charles feature. Uncle Jack Charles, who died recently, was with the Melbourne New Theatre for 7 years.
  • Speakers: Lisa Milner, Cathy Brigden
  • Singer: Bruce Watson
  • “Yarns from the New Theatre” – led off by Margret Roadknight

We would love to have you join us in celebrating the launch of this first national history of the New Theatre in Australia. 

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For photos from the Sydney launch go to:



Wednesday 9 November 6.00 for 6.30 pm

Meeting Room 1 Trades Hall

Hybrid event – in person and livestreamed

Free event but you must register.

In person registration:

Online registration:


Coffs Harbour NSW

Sunday 4 December 2.00 pm

Sawtell Surf Life Saving Club

In person event

Free event but you must register


Looking forward to seeing you at one of these fabulous events.


50th Anniversary of the Whitlam Government’s decision to make the contraceptive pill widely available in Australia.


I’d like to invite you to an event I’m hosting in NSW Parliament to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Whitlam Government’s decision to make the contraceptive pill widely available in Australia.

This event is co-hosted with The Whitlam Institute as part of a series of events commemorating the election of the Whitlam Government in 1972. The Whitlam Institute – and this event – is non-partisan and open to all who wish to come along.

The Whitlam Institute holds the official Prime Ministerial Collection and Library of Gough Whitlam and the Whitlam Government, and has members of all political persuasions on its Board of Directors – including former NSW Liberal Leader Peter Collins and former NSW Labor Senator John Faulkner.

The event is a relaxed and informal drinks with speeches from the News Editor at Crikey Gina Rushton and Professor Michelle Arrow from Macquarie University.


Tuesday 15 November

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Preston Stanley Room, NSW Parliament House

RSVP: [email protected] (reply to this email)


The decision of the Whitlam Government in 1972 – 10 days into office – to abolish the luxury tax on all contraceptives and place the contraceptive pill on the PBS (reducing the cost to $1/month) was a game-changer for Australian women. For the first time, women in Australia had genuinely affordable and accessible options to manage their reproductive health.

All are welcome, people who support women’s reproductive health are invited and welcome to come along and raise a toast to the anniversary of this historic and important decision for Australian women and their families.

If you could please RSVP for catering purposes that would be greatly appreciated.

I hope to see you there!

In Solidarity,


Rose Jackson MLC

NSW Shadow Minister for Housing, Homelessness and Water




Australian Manufacturing Workers Union Retired Members Division

Fair Go for Pensioners

Living Incomes Campaign

 Invite you to our next online discussion

The Age Pension: how it works and pension poverty

Thursday 17 November

Register HERE to attend.


Discussion leaders


Don Sutherland


Vera Considine

AMWU Retired Member

Secretary, Fair Go for Pensioners


Facilitator: to be confirmed


We will discuss 

·      how the age pension system works, including its link to weekly wages and wages bargaining.

·      why age pensioners are living in poverty.





Living Incomes for Everyone – email [email protected] / Facebook

Fair Go for Pensioners: email [email protected]

IPAN Conference

Rally and Report Launch



Charting our own course:  Next steps towards an Independent and Peaceful Australia

VENUE 22-23rd The Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture Barton Canberra

Opening public meeting Tuesday 22nd November 5pm for 5:30pm start
Launch of new David Bradbury documentary –
Speakers include Emma Shortis, David Brophy

Full day conference Wednesday 23rd November 8:30am – 5:00pm
Speakers include above plus Alison Broinowski Vince Scappatura, Tim Hollo, Peter Cronau, Kellie Tranter
Some billeting available – see below
       Conference panels include:
AUKUS and the threat of war against China
             IPAN Inquiry Report Findings and Recommendations
             Alternative Defence Policies
             Building the Peace movement: Planning collaborative activism

Register for the public meeting and conference here:
       Film & Public Meeting Tuesday evening registration:

Conference Registration Wednesday:

Conference Accommodation:
             For a list of reasonably priced accommodation, click here.
             Some billets available – contact Jane Timbrell  at  [email protected]

LAUNCH of People’s Inquiry Report
Parliament House  Thursday 11am 24th November
What are the costs and consequences of Australia’s involvement in US-led wars and the US-Alliance?
       What are the alternatives?

Parliament lawns 10am Thursday 24th
Support the findings and recommendations of the Inquiry report,
Join together to show our opposition to AUKUS
Help build the movement for peace and independence.
including War Profiteers Trail
Walk around military industrial complex offices. Details later.

We the People must grow our voice and power to prevent Australia yet again supporting wars from Korea to Vietnam to Iraq to Afghanistan to Syria and now the threat of nuclear war while the planet overheats, while health education and housing needs are not met with our dollars going to the profiteering war industries.

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