Right Now Radio – March Edition

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On the March edition of Right Now Radio, we invite two special guests  Jess Richter, from the RMIT Centre for Innovative Justice and Christina Ryan, CEO of Advocacy for Inclusion – to talk to us about their advocacy projects which are about seeking justice and inclusion for those with a disability.

With 40 per cent of men and 30 per cent of women in Victorian prisons having an acquired brain injury (ABI), Jess, the ABI Project Coordinator, speaks to us in depth about the Enabling Justice Project. The project is looking at innovative ways to address the overrepresentation of people with an ABI in the criminal justice system, in particular by having people with an ABI and direct experience of the criminal justice system front and centre of the discussion.

And in honour of International Women’s Day, Christina chats to us about the intersectionality of disability and gender and the unique challenges that face women with a disability. We also hear about the Advocacy for Inclusion‘s new campaign to change and disrupt the way in which disability is talked about and perceived with the new hashtag #disabilityDISRUPT.

So get disrupting and tune in!


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.