Right Now Radio Podcast 17/05/12

By Right Now Radio

We spoke to Joe Eggmoless whose unique and powerful story is told in the documentary Fantome Island screening at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival on 26 May. Taken at the age of 7 from his Pacific Islander family, Joe was sent to a leporsarium on Fantome Island, which was created solely for indigenous people suffering from leprosy. To read a review of Fantome Island, click here.

Download the podcast here. (16MB)


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.