Interview with Newcastle University Students Ass. Enviro officer and ASEN rep Tim Buchanan regarding last Sunday’s protest against CBA's lending to coal projects. | Martina Macey from FOPHVIC on keeping Victoria’s public housing stock in public hands

Friday, 2 June 2017 - 7:00am to 8:30am

News – latest regarding UK election and Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign

News – new Federal drug policy for welfare recipients based on stigma not love

News – the why are Aboriginal babies still being stolen?

News – US president Donald Trump announces that USA will withdraw from Paris climate accord

News- Campaign to force University ofNewcastle to cut ties with detention centre operator Broadspectrum successful

Jacob and Zane interview Newcastle University Students Association Enviro officer and ASEN rep Tim Buchanan regarding last Sunday’s protest against Commonwealth Bank’s lending to coal projects. A massive banner was unfurled on top of a coal stockpile at the port of Newcastle reading “Commbanks Coal Kills”. We also discuss the upsurge in campaigning on campus in Newcastle, and the upcoming Students ofSustainability conference happening there. Listen here.

Activist calendar

Zane interviews Martina Macey from Friends of Public Housing. FOPHVIC is campaigning to keep Victoria’s public housing stock in public hands and stop the Andrews government from handing ownership of public housing to privately run “social housing” or community housing organisations.Handing control to these groups means the land is lost forever (as has been the case overseas) and tenants end up with less rights. Listen here.