Sport and Human Rights, Indigenous Recognition & Sri Lanka – The Thursday Podcast

By Right Now Radio

In our first podcast for 2013, Ben Schokman and Rachel Ball reflect on the first few months of the year for human rights, including the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill, recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First Peoples, human rights in Sri Lanka and Australia’s position, and funding cuts to Legal Aid. Our guests for the program are Serena Lilywhite from Oxfam Australia to talk about business and human rights (and taxation!), and we catch up with Anna Brown on the No To Homophobia campaign and the role that sport plays in promoting human rights.

Listen to the podcast here (45mins). To download, right click and select “Save Link As”.

For previous podcasts, head to RRR’s site.




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.