Right Now Radio Podcast 2/6/11

By Right Now Radio

Is it about preserving the wonder of ladies lawn bowls and the rights of sporting clubs, or is it about maintaining rights of prejudice against gay people, women and other minorities?  Em Howie and Anna Brown discuss the parliamentary kerfuffle surrounding amendments to the Equal Opportunity laws. From the former Brumby Govenment’s amendments to the Baillieu Government’s proposed changes – we explore what the fuss is all about.

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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.