The Festive Edition – The Thursday Podcast

By Right Now Radio

In this festive end-of-year podcast of Right Now Radio, Ben Schokman and Evelyn Tadros discuss some of the human rights triumphs and tragedies that have defined 2012.   As the year comes to a close, Julian Burnside QC shares his picks for some social-justice themed summer reading.

We continue our coverage of the 25th Australian Human Rights Commission Awards with Evelyn speaking to Jeff McMullen, the CEO of Ian Thorpe’s charity, Fountain For Youth, as well as Dennis Egginton, the CEO of the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (ALSWA). Finally, Anna Dorevitch covers another cause for celebration as she chats to Susan Moylan-Coombs, Head of Production at National Indigenous TV (NITV).  This exciting new free-to-air TV service dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content was launched on SBS 4 on the 12/12/12 at 12 pm!

To listen to the podcast, go to the RRR website.



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.