Disability Day Special: Chronically Cruel - a story of disability, detention and indifference.

Wednesday, 1 December 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm


Making their Chronically Chilled debut, Bridget McArthur takes a deep-dive on the disability cycle created and perpetuated by Australia’s detainment approach to asylum seekers, with a focus on the Medevac refugees, who sought nothing but medical attention and safety but were instead met with imprisonment.

Bridget speaks with Mohammad Mousavi, currently being held in Park Hotel, on his experiences of disability and mental health in detention, as well as Sahar Okhovat, Senior Policy Officer for the Refugee Council of Australia, on their recent submission on the experiences of people with disability in immigration detention to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.(link is external)

This episode of Chronically Chilled was recorded as part of ‘Grounding Disability Justice’ Disability Day 2021 broadcast.

Wednesday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
A show that facilitates discussion and explores topics about chronic illness, disability and mental health.


Marijo Pozega, Akii Ngo, Bridget McArthur.