23rd April 2014
with Ania, Odile and Nicole
7:15 Sarina Murray, a disability officer at the University of Melbourne, talked about discrimination against people with mental illness. Following a finding by the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal that a university had discriminated against a student, Sarina looked at some of the complexities of invisible disability within a university.
7:30 Nicole spoke with Oishik Sircar about the Indian General Election, which began yesterdat, 7 April. The election runs over 5 weeks with 815 million voters. Oishik told us about the key issues and Prime Ministerial candidates. Both major parties have been linked to religious violence. Oishik is a post doctoral scholar at Melbourne University, and an academic from India.
7.45 Emma spoke with Michelle McDonnell, Smart Justice spokesperson for the Federation of Community Legal Centres about the recent report from the Victorian Ombudsman entitled "Investigation into deaths and self-harm in custody." Michelle discussed conditions in Victorian prisons and systemic problems affecting the justice system, including overcrowding, lack of appropriate mental health care and a dearth of transitional services and rehabilitation options, all of which negatively affect both prisoners and the community at large. Listeners should be aware that this interview contains discussion of self-harm and suicide.
8:15 Odile spoke to Bec Zajac, Overland's publicity officer, about "Journal-palooza", a joint launch of journals Overland, Kill Your Darlings, The Lifted Brow and Meanjin. The event will be held at Wide Open Road, 274 Barkly St, Brunswick, from 6:30 pm.
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