Liz gave a reportback of a protest at Bill Shorten's office last week. Bill Shorten's policy of boat turnbacks was discussed. Liz stressed the importance of Bill Shorten abandoning support for boat turn-backs, as this is a basic right to seek asylum by boat, a right recognised by international law. The interview also focused on the importance of the Labor Government going to the next Federal election with a commitment to close the offshore camps, and immediately evacuate the refugees and asylum seekers detained on Manus and Nauru to Australia.
Marisa then spoke to Mark Johnson MBE, International guest from England, Founder of User voice, and SPEAKER at an event in Gelong. I interviewed Mark about his support for an innovative peer mentoring pilot programme in partnership with Deakin University and philanthropy, built on Claire Sepping's Churchill Fellowship research. We spoke about the event, which is being held at: Geelong Corporate Centre, Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Sally Walker Building, Cunningham Street, Gelong.
Wednesday 27 June 2pm to: 4 pm Marisa focused on the Programme User Voice
and Mark's lived experiences of homelessness and crime being strong contributors to offenders not reoffending. Marisa and Mark discussed Mark's organisation, User Voice, being led by ex-offenders and working to transform the criminal justice system. Marisa also spoke with Claire Seppings
about the event in Gelong.