Chris Cunneen, music & Human Rights Week – The Thursday Podcast

By Right Now Radio

The December edition of Right Now Radio is a full as a Christmas stocking with interviews, musical treats and Ben’s daggy gags.

The crew chat with Professor Chris Cunneen about a recent report on legal needs for Aboriginal people in Victoria, catch up with Laura Vines about fighting violence against women in PNG (including with a song competition!), and hear from Janet Wight about proposed reforms to Queensland’s criminal justice system and the potential impacts on young people. Plus there’s the usual wrap of website news and a look at upcoming Human Rights Week events.

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Review – Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia

By Georgia Cerni

Sophie Cousins’ book Renewal: Five Paths to a Fairer Australia is, in many respects, a proposal. For Cousins, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided Australians with an opportunity to reconsider the ways our society currently functions. Cousins aptly makes her case – while in some ways the pandemic reinforced burgeoning inequalities, it also presented us the chance to apply collectivist values to solve systemic problems.