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Di Cohen


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About Wednesday Breakfast

Wednesday 15 February, 2017

with Di Cohen


7:00am Acknowledgment of Country, and Community Announcements.


7:10am Di interviews Madi Craig, a proud Indigenous woman who shares her personal story of resilience despite experiencing racism, domestic violence and socio-economic obstacles in her formative years.

Trigger warning: Please note that the content in this interview may be triggering for some people due to strong language, including racial and homophobic slurs, used in the context of the guest's narrative.


7:35am On Saturday the 22nd of October 2016, the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR) organised a rally against the systemic abuse and killing of Aboriginal people by police and in the criminal justice system. The rally follows anger over the abuse of aboriginal children in the Don Dale detention centre in the Northern Territory, the death in custody of the twenty two year old woman, Julieka Dhu, in Western Australia and the shooting of Dennis Doolan in NSW. And at the time of the rally, a 29 year old aboriginal father, Wayne Morrison, was killed in while awaiting trial in a South Australian jail.

Recordings in this segment were produced by 3CR's Alex Gotts.


Audio 1 - Uncle Larry Walsh, a Taungurung elder, began the event with a welcome to country. He talked about how the struggle against state violence is a worthy struggle and that this violence often affects not just aboriginal people.

Audio 2 - Meriki Onus of WAR introduced the event.

Audio 3 - Latoya Rule, the sister of Wayne Morrison, traveled to Melbourne for the rally. Wayne was recently killed in custody while awaiting trial in South Australia.

Audio 4 - Kira Voller, the sister of Dylan Voller, also travelled to Melbourne. Her brother was one of the boys who’s abuse at the hands of the criminal justice system was recently exposed by an episode of the ABC’s Four Corners.

Audio 5 - Naomi Murphy, a Wakka Wakka woman who works for the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service in Gippsland, talked about some of the issues with incarceration in her area.


8:00am Latest edition of Refugee Radio (initial broadcast Sunday 12 January). Celine Yap speaks with Tin Yu, a former refugee, about his experience, and the experiences of his family fleeing Cambodia in the early 80s, and moving to Thailand where he was born in a refugee camp. Refugee Radio airs on 3CR every Sunday at 10am.



If you have queries or stories for the above programs contact Michele Vescio 3CR's Current Affairs Coordinator.

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