Hyphenated Biennial, Federal Court decision on refugees and asylum seekers, Pentridge Prison redevelopment, Cops at Mardi Gras, Channel QTIPOC

Thursday, 10 December 2020 - 7:00am to 8:30am
Poster for Pride in Protest Mardi Gras Takeover


Acknowledgement of country




We hear an excerpt from a conversation between Carol Que and Joel Spring, part of the Digital Launch of Hyphenated Biennial 2020/2021. Carol and Joel speak about Anticolonial Asian Alliance, Radio Skid Row and translation work. 


George Newhouse, Principal Solicitor and Director of the National Justice Project joins us to speak about the High Court of Australia's recent decision ruling that the Federal Court has the power to hear the claims of over 50 refugees and asylum seekers. Claimants now have the opportunity to take action for breaches of duty of care whilst held in the custody of the Australian government.


Liz Crash is a local historian of Melbourne and prison abolitionist, as well as a co-creator of the Underfoot project, a series of virtual tours uncovering the secret histories of Footscray. Liz joins us to speak out about and historically contextualise the recently launched redevelopment of Pentridge Prison in Coburg into a retail and hospitality precinct.


Keith Quayle joins us to discuss the push to remove police and corrective services officers from the Mardi Gras parade and plans for Pride in Protest’s Mardi Gras Oxford Street Takeover next March. Keith Quayle is a Malyangapa/Barkindji gay man raised on Dharug country. He is a member of Pride in Protest, SWOP and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Members Committee.


Aminata is a true aquarian vegan weirdo and they'll be a guest artist on Channel QTIPOC hosted by InVisible, a community led queer program that connects PoC, Friday December 11th at 4pm. 



Bosh - Djomb

Barkaa - 22 clan

Miiesha - Neon Moon