with Ania, Aishu and Emma
7:15am Emma spoke with Praveen Nagappen from Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia, a group who are organising the Melbourne Bersih4 rally this coming Saturday August 29. "Bersih" translates as "clean," and the Bersih movement is pushing for electoral reform in Malaysia. For more information visit Global Bersih.
7:30am Emma spoke with Sue-Anne Hunter, Deputy Chairperson of Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC ). Sue-Anne discussed the report of the Senate inquiry into out of home care, which was released last week. The report emphasises the importance of self determination and community control to try and reduce the disproprtionate number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who are removed from their families and placed in out of home care.
7:45am Aishu spoke to James Whitmore the co-author of the handbook, a practical survival guide to living with climate change. We discussed the process of writing the book, how stories and advice were collected and what the book was aiming to achieve. The handbook releases on the 1st of September.
8:15am Ania spoke with Deborah Cheetham AO about the Hutchinson Indigenous Residency, a $45,000 arts residency launched for Indigenous artists to undertake significant projects of their choice. Applications are open until Friday 18th September.
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