Yoorrook Justice Commission | SA proposed anti-protest laws | Children in detention

Monday, 29 May 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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*Content Warning: This episode of Doin' Time contains audio images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have died, and of deaths in custody.

 First up on today's show, Marisa speaks with Sue-Anne Hunter who is a proud Wurundjeri and Ngurai (Nu-Ray) Illum Wurrung woman and Deputy Chair and Commissioner with the Yoorrook Justice Commission. She informs listeners on Yoorrook's work toward Treaty in Victoria through redress and address of the historical and contemporary systemic injustices against First Nations people. With in-depth discussion of the public hearings they have been running since her last Doin' Time interview in February, she highlights the importance of making public record of the true history in this state. 

 Next, Marisa speaks with David Mejia-Canales (Senior Lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre) about HRLC's call for the South Australian legislative council to block the proposed anti-protest laws that were recently rushed through the SA House of Assembly, discussing the potentially disastrous consequences of eroding civil liberties such as peaceful protest in this country. 

 Last up on the program, David Glanz from Refugee Action Collective (Vic) joins the program to discuss updates and news about refugees and asylum seekers, in particular about a forum being held on 29th May on the problem of children in detention and also of those who may live in the community, but in the precarious situation where lack of permanency denies them a future. Listeners are encouraged to get involved with regular events held by RAC Vic - check out their Facebook page here.

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