Impacts of Working from Home, COVID-19 in MITA, Update on COVID-19 in Wilcannia, Housing the Homeless in WA, Eunice Andrada talks ‘TAKE CARE’

Thursday, 9 September 2021 - 7:00am to 8:30am
An aerial photograph of Wilcannia looking directly down on the town. Part of the town centre's street grid is visible, as well as the road bridge over the Darling River.

Acknowledgement of Country//




On 11 August, James Brennan interviewed senior economist from the Centre for Future Work Alison Pennington about the issues facing workers who are working from home on 3CR’s Stick Together program. While casualisation was sold as a flexible working option, with the employers holding the power it has meant workers are in insecure work. The COVID-19 pandemic has meant many workers are working at least partially from home. Listen to the full interview here.//


Ian Rintoul, spokesperson from the Refugee Action Coalition Sydney, joins us to discuss the safety of people currently detained at the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) detention centre in Broadmeadows, after a guard tested positive for COVID-19 almost two weeks ago.//


Barkindji woman and Wilcannia resident Monica Kerwin spoke with Priya earlier in the week to provide some updates on the COVID-19 situation in Wilcannia, highlighting how the federal and state government have failed Aboriginal communities during the delta wave. Content warning: this segment includes mentions of suicidal ideation. You can contact Lifeline 24/7, Australia-wide on 13 11 14.//


Jesse Noakes, co-founder and coordinator of House the Homeless WA, speaks with us about the homelessness crisis in Western Australia and the recent investment in social housing flagged in the 2021-22 state budget.//

Poet and educator Eunice Andrada joins us to discuss her new collection TAKE CARE which has just been published by Giramondo Publishing. Her first poetry collection ‘Flood Damages’ won the Anne Elder Award. Born and raised in the Philippines, Eunice currently lives and writes on unceded Gadigal Land.//



Made for Silence - Miiesha


One By One - Ancestress