Aboriginal Housing Crisis | Permanent Visas & Breaking Point | Black Deaths in Custody National Day of Action

Monday, 9 October 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Simple Red Yellow and White text-based flyer with a black and red backfround with dripping red handprints. It includes the name of the rally, time, date and location, and reads 'implement the recommendations from the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, and www.blaksovereignmovement.com

*Content Warning: This episode of Doin' Time contains audio images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have died, and discussion of Deaths in Custody.

 First up on today's show, Marisa speaks with Aunty Janelle Speed, Biripi/Dhungutti woman and community consultant, about the housing crisis in this country, highlighting the ability to access safe and affordable housing as one of the key issues affecting Aboriginal people. She also discusses her own story, her work and advocacy, and the importance of housing as a human right with huge impacts on other areas of marginalisation for Aboriginal individuals, families, and communities. 

 Next, Marisa speaks with David Glanz from Refugee Action Collective (Vic), who discusses how many refugees are reaching breaking point after up to 11 years of uncertainty in this country, under the rigged fast-track system and other punitive measures that are actually cost the government money.

 He reports back on the various actions taking place, including the 'End the Cruelty: Permanent Visas for All Now' rally which was held on Sunday, and the 4th consecutive week of protest currently taking place outside Home Affairs Minister Clare O'Neill's office by asylum seeker and refugee activists 12000 Captive Souls.

 Listeners are encouraged get down to her office daily from 10am-2pm, 17-19 Atherton Road Oakleigh, and get involved with the Refugee Action Collective. 


 Lastly, Wani Wandian man, longtime activist, and President of the Black Peoples Union, Keiran Stewart-Assheton joins the program to who discuss the 'Stop Black Deaths in Custody: National Day of Action' rally which was held on Saturday, the disproportionate number of Aboriginal Australians dying behind bars, and fighting back against the government's disgusting lack of implementation of the recommendations from the now 32-year-old Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

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