The rising price of Arts Degrees, Juukan Caves Destruction, Environmental Film Festival, and the diversity in journalism

Monday, 22 June 2020 - 7:00am to 8:30am

7:00am Acknowledgement of Country

7:05am For alternative news, we look at the overhaul of tertiary education which will see the cost of arts and humanities degrees rise by 113%

7:15am Claudia speaks to senior West Australian barrister and native title and Aboriginal heritage protection expert Greg McIntyre about the recent destruction by mining corporation Rio Tinto of the ancient Juukan caves in the Pilbara.  The caves were on land owned by the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura people under native title and contained evidence of occupation dating back over 37,000 years. Greg explains how the legal construction of Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA) allowed the caves’ destruction, why findings from an archaeological excavation report did not trigger reconsideration under the legislation, and the need for reform.

7:35am Alice speaks with Tishiko King, a Marine Biologist, environmental activist and SEED mob Organising Coordinator. Today, we’re speaking about The Environmental Film Festival Australia as they launch their online program with The Condor and The Eagle on Saturday 27 June, co-hosted with SEED Indigenous Youth Climate Network and The Condor and The Eagle Impact Campaign.

To register and donate head to and don't miss the Free screening on the 27th June at 11am.


7:55am  The show listens back to a talk by Erik Jensen on the lack of diversity in Journalism and the need for a re-evaluation of standards of ethics and objectivity. Erik is the founding editor of The Saturday Paper and editor-in-chief of Schwartz Media.  He spoke at the 2019 PEN Lecture at the Wheeler Centre.



Number 1 Dads 'Fool like you' 

Solid Rock (Puli Kunpungka), ‘Stronger Now' performed by Shane Howard featuring special guests: Dan Sultan, Emma Donovan, Natalie Pa’apa’a, Archie Roach, Bart Willoughby and Amy Saunders and the APY Lands Choir.

Nick Cave 'News from nowhere'