In the first of our summer edition shows, the Right Now Radio crew assembled a stellar guest list. We spoke with the Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, Les Malezer, about the recently announced defunding of Australia’s peak representative body, as well as funding cuts to Aboriginal legal services. Phil Lynch, Director of the Geneva-based International Service for Human Rights provided us with an insight into how the international community views Australia’s human rights record. And we were joined by the inaugural director of Human Rights Watch’s newly established Australian office, Elaine Pearson, to talk about Australia’s role in promoting human rights in the region. To listen to the show, click here.
With anti-discrimination law as complex as Australia’s, our lawmakers must be scrupulous with how anti-discrimination legislation is designed, or risk stigmatising our young LGBTIQ+ people.
When it comes to trusting those in power, we comfort ourselves with the belief that checks will balance back to our favour. But what if they’re written out of the legislation?