Homes Not Prisons: The Rally

Thursday, 10 November 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
People gathering on the steps of Parliament in Naarm Melbourne with colourful banners says Homes Not Prisons or Police

Welcome to Part 1 of the Homes Not Prisons radio series.

Homes Not Prisons is a campaign established in March 2021 to stop the expansion of the maximum-security women’s prison in Melbourne’s western suburbs, the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, and divert the funding to public housing and Aboriginal community controlled housing. 

On the 21st October 2022 Homes Not Prisons held a rally in Naarm/Melbourne on the steps of Parliament house to bring people together and raise community awareness.

This episode features speeches from the rally by Aunty Di Kerr; members of the Homes Not Prisons steering group, Aunty Vickie Roach, Sara Stilianos, Nina Storey; Sarah Schwartz from the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service; and Georgina Gartland from Shut Don Dale.

Catch the next episode The Campaign to hear from a diverse range of people that showed up at the rally about why they’re fighting for homes not prisons.

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