The Wait podcast, AUWU: Social Security Policy, Shakira Hussein: Christchurch Massacre and ecofascism and disability, Transphobic reporting in the Australian Media

Thursday, 17 December 2020 - 7:00am to 8:30am

Acknowledgement of country


News headlines with Cait Kelly


Mozhgan Moarefizadeh and Nicole Curby, co-hosts of The Wait, join us to introduce listeners to the podcast. The Wait is a new five-part narrative podcast series, telling the story of the refugees stranded in Indonesia as a result of Australia’s border crackdown. The Wait will be airing each week on Thursday Breakfast during our summer programming. 


Kristin O’Connell, spokesperson for the Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union, gives us a rundown of the big changes in social security policy in 2020.


Shakira Hussein  joins us to discuss two of her recent articles: The Christchurch Massacre:an Australian Crime and the other on ecofacism and disability published on the other film festival. Shakira Hussein is a writer and researcher based at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of From Victims to Suspects:Muslim Women from 9/11. 


Joshua Badge, a queer writer and philosopher living on Wurundjeri land in Melbourne, joins us to discuss and contextualise the most recent spate of queer and transphobic articles in Australian media. Joshua's writing has been featured in places like Meanjin, Overland, The Guardian, & Junkee. They previously lectured at Deakin University and currently volunteer with Thorne Harbour Health and the Renters and Housing Union.


Priya reads No Flowers, a poem by Bridget Flack, as a tribute to her memory. Vale Bridget Flack.



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