with Ania, Aishu and Molly
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7:15am Ania spoke with Jenny Blakey, Manager of Senior Rights Victoria about financial, physical & psychological abuse of the elderly in Australia, largely perpetrated by the victims' family members. The 4th National Elder Abuse Conference is held in Melbourne on the 23rd-25th of February to tackle elder abuse.
7:30am Aishu spoke to Jane Smith from MADE, about Political Ts an exhibition that will display tee shirts from political campaigns and protests from the 70s until now.
The exhibition will look into a lot of Australian campaigns and also has a few major world campaigns like the Anti Drug campaign of UK.
The tees were crowd sourced and will be on display from 5th of Feb to the 10th of April.
7:45am Molly spoke with a protester present at the anti-assimilation, anti-corporate protest at the Pride Parade on the weekend that aimed to highlight the injustices by the many companies and brands present at the march, as well as the police in the Pride Parade. Billie, a 21yo non-binary settler who has been living on Boon Wurrung land for 3 years. They are one of the many young queer people who uses mobility aids to alleviate chronic pain, and attended Sunday's rally with their wheelchair, Speedy McWheely.
8:15am Molly spoke with Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon about the Australian Electoral Commission's release of last year's political donations data, and about the Greens Democracyforsale.net website and campaign. The Greens are calling for major reform of political donations including a blanket ban on donations from mining companies, property developers, big tobacco, alcohol and gambling industries, and greater transparency of donations under $13,000.
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