Sue Bolton

Wednesday, 5 June 2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Sue Bolton is almost peerless when it comes to having clear working memory and deep knowledge of Australian politics the last 40 years. She can tell you the details of so many leftist campaigns, what the issues were that were being caused by government and business, and key decisions that were made. Her knowledge is really quite astounding. We return to Sue this week for our second chat. We take up her story when she first came to Melbourne and was active with the Democratic Socialist Party and publication Green Left Weekly. This was in the early-90s during the school occupations to stop closures, nuclear testing in the Pacific, native forest logging, the election of the Howard government and the election of Pauline Hanson. This period began a certain era of refugee politics and policy in the country. Sue was a national trade union organiser for a few years beginning in 2003 and was the lead arrestee in the Max Brenner case. She was elected to Merri-Bek council in 2012 and bases all her work listening to her local community. Sue has been re-elected twice. Her current big campaign is getting accessible tram stops on Sydney Road. We love Sue and think she is a gem. She deserves an honour for all her efforts for working class communities over many, many years. Thank-you so much for joining us once again, Sue.

The Radical Australia team, Joe Toscano and 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