Sue Bolton

Wednesday, 7 February 2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Sue stands in studio one at 3CR. Behind her is a gold sequined curtain. Sue wears a Palestinian kufiya around her shoulders.

The only left-winger in the family. That's Sue Bolton, well-known to many in Melbourne's left and socialist communities, long-standing councillor at Merri-Bek. Sue is always standing up for what is right, for people's rights, in her community. Sue hails from Western Queensland and says the class divide was really vivid in the bush. After boarding school she went and studied psychology for a little bit, then went fruit picking around the country before turning onto the revolutionary movements in Latin America. Sue eventually joined the Socialist Worker's Party and both during that time and before she drove buses and trucks. Sue moved to Melbourne in the early 90's and began full-time organising at the Resistance Centre, getting involved in the student movement, including organising a school walk-off against Pauline Hanson, industrial struggles, anti-nuclear testing, anti-logging and the East Timor struggle. Sue has a good memory of all her activities and what was going on politically in Australia throughout that time. Let's face it: Sue is a bit of a legend and so very well-respected in our communities. She has packed a lot of activity into her life and we will have her back on in March. We hope you enjoy this chat getting to know Sue and where she comes from. Thanks so much, Sue.

Radical Australia producer, Kelly Whitworth (l), with Sue (c) and host, Joe Toscano (r) outside 3CR.

Radical Australia presenter Joe Toscano with producer Kelly Whitworth.
Wednesday 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Listen in as host Joe Toscano yarns with a different guest each week about their experience in movements and campaigns for progressive social change.


Joe Toscano and Kelly Whitworth