Nakba Day Rally speech, the Save Wallum campaign, the importance of Covid-safe spaces for Queer people, and the Living and Lived Experience and Peer Work Job Expo

Monday, 20 May 2024 - 7:00am to 8:30am

Welcome to another iteratoin of the Monday Breakfast show, broadcasted from the 3CR studio in so-called Fitzroy, Naarm/so-called Melbourne. 

On today's show you'll hear: 

Palestinian Activist Nour Salman and Activist and UniMelb Academic Prof Tony Birch, Nakba Day rally outside Victorian Parliament, speaking about the banning of the Kuffiyeh, Solidarity, and supporting the student encampments. 

On Nakba Day following this speech, hundreds of community members gathered outside the Victorian Parliament to watch a debate -brought on by a community-led petitio - about Victorian Labor’s continued partnership with the Israeli Defence Ministry and Elbit Systems — Israel’s largest weapons manufacturer. Since Parliament had closed the gallery to the public, people watched the debate live, on a projector on parliament steps. It should be noted that Labor did not put forward any speakers for the debate — and rather than tabling the community petition, it was ultimately rejected altogether with contributions from the Liberal Party, National Party. 

Then you'll hear Zoe's conversation with Jia of the Work Without Barriers team at Fitzroy Legal Service. They were speaking about the Living and Lived Experience and Peer Work Job Expo, which is taking place on Friday the 24th of May at the Fitzroy Town Hall from 10:30AM to 1:30PM. This event is an incredible opportunity to hear directly from others with lived and living experience who are now working across the community sector, to learn about their roles and the pathways they took to get settled into their careers. The event is kid-friendly and wheelchair accessible. 

Following that we play the second part of a conversation between Grace and Rabia, the founder of the social group Covid Conscious Queers Naarm. This is part two of their discussion on what covid safe gatherings and connections look like, and why covid safe spaces for queer people, and for all people, are essential. You can listen to part one of their interview from the 24th of May here.


Finally, we hear Jacob Gamble, presenter with Earth Matters, speaking to Save Wallum campaign organiser Svea Pittman, and NSW Greens MP Sue Higginson, about the proposed development and environmental conservation in planning laws, where property developers have been given the greenlight to build apartment blocks across Wallum, a coastal landscape home to over a dozen threatened species of flora and fauna. Please note, this is an excerpt of a longer conversation, to hear the entire version, head to

Songs played:

Two months - Polly Medlen 
We Have Survived - No Fixed Address
A Dream With a Baseball Player - Faye Webster