with Molly, Aishu and Hope
7.00 am Front pages
7.15 am Community Announcements
7.30 am Molly spoke with Pippa Bainbridge, the general manager of Express Media. Express Media provides support and development opportunities for young people in writing and media. Last week on Friday the results of the latest funding round for the arts from Australia Council were announced, and the arts community generally are calling the cuts devastating. Molly and Pippa talked about the recent history of arts funding in Australia, why arts funding is a political issue we should care about, and how funding translates to higher access and diversity in the arts.
7.45 am Hope Spoke with Sue Noble, CEO of Volunteering Victoria. Last Week was National Volunteer Week, an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. Hope and Sue discussed Volunteering Victoria’s purpose as the peak body for volunteering in Victoria, providing dynamic and transformative leadership to promote and build a vibrant, prosperous and strong volunteering community that is inclusive, respected and sustainable.
8.00 am Front pages
8.15 am Hope spoke with Sandy Jeffs, Network Secretary of Women's Mental Health Network Victoria. Women's Mental Health Network Victoria promotes awareness of women's mental health and the development of services that are safe, effective and respond to the gender needs of women. Hope and Sandy discussed the link between mental health and domestic violence as well as the work of Women's Mental Health Network Victoria.
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