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.
The committee was required to report by mid-August 2020. This week that inquiry closed. It did so without conducting any consultations or taking any submissions from the specialist domestic and family violence sector. It did not hear from those with personal experience of family violence. The inquiry’s final report, tabled this week, states: The committee […]
Nick Cook’s new book is the incredible story of communities taking action and fighting back. Amidst the dark years of an epidemic, marginalised communities rallied to protect their own, forming organisations to give themselves a voice.