Understanding the Anti-Lockdown Movement || For an inclusive needs-driven National Disability Insurance Scheme || Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination

Friday, 27 August 2021 - 7:00am to 8:30am

Featuring the latest in activist campaigns and struggles against oppression fighting for a better world with anti-capitalist analysis on current affairs and international politics. 

Presenters: Jacob Andrewartha, Felix Dance


Jacob and Felix discuss some of the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic having a discussion about how the disaster in New South Wales could have been avoided if the Federal government was committed to preparing for any future outbreaks.

The recent release of more than 33 refugees from detention and why it's a victory for the refugee rights movement. 

Interviews and Discussion

A recording of Anthony Kelly an activist with Melbourne Activist Legal Support (MALS) who gave a speech at a forum organised by Green Left titled  "Covid 19 pandemic, the State, and the far right: A left response" on August 24 where he speaks about some of the ideological underpinnings of the growing anti-lockdown far-right movement in Australia. You can listen to the individual speech here.

Interview and discussion with Graham Matthews a person with disability who has been an NDIS participant since 2017 and member of Socialist Alliance. He has been part of developing policy for Socialist Alliance which proposes an inclusive needs-driven National Disability Insurance Scheme which can be read here. Graham spoke about the limitations of the current NDIS service-based delivery model, some of the proposals put forward by the Federal liberal government that seek to undermine the model, and why a needs-driven National Disability Insurance Scheme would look like, Graham makes the argument that framework for disability care provision must be decided by people with disability themselves. You can listen to the individual interview here.

Interview and discussion with Zita Henderson who is a health worker and unionist about the question of mandatory vaccination and whether employers should be mandated to force workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Zita does not support mandatory vaccination and argues instead for a community-driven approach that attempts to educate people about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination and that the Federal government should be implementing alternative measures such as paid vaccination leave for workers as a alternative to coercive policies. You can listen to the individual interview here.


Friday 7:00am to 8:30am
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