Vaccine roll-out for Disabled Folks, Privatising Coburg Health Precinct, Raucous Anti-AUKUS Caucus, Covid-19 and Eating Disorders, Greater cultural understanding in Family Violence

Thursday, 7 October 2021 - 7:00am to 8:30am
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Priya caught up with El to discuss how the federal and state governments have failed disabled people during the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, including through the covert de-prioritisation of vulnerable community members who were meant to be covered in phases 1a and 1b of vaccination, as revealed in a recently released Disability Royal Commission draft report. El Gibbs is a disabled person, writer, and disability rights advocate.


Jay Coonan from the Antipoverty Centre speaks with us about the proposed sale of public land by Moreland Council to build a privately owned health and community services precinct in Coburg, and the importance of prioritising public housing over private profit. Find out more by looking up Coburg Health Precinct at


This morning we hear from Dimity Hawkins, one of the speakers at tonight’s Raucus Anti-Aukus Caucus webinar organised by Renegade Activists. She joins us to talk more about the implications of the Aukus pact with a specific focus on the announcement of nuclear subs that accompanied the announcement of the alliance. 


Dimity is a PhD candidate at Swinburne University. She has over two decades of experience in the civil society sector working as an advocate on issues of nuclear disarmament and broader social, environmental and human rights activism and was a co-founder of the  International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.


CONTENT WARNING: discussions around disordered eating and body image. Listeners can contact Butterfly Foundation: 1800 33 4673


Laura joins Thursday Breakfast to talk about the impacts of Covid-19 on eating disorders and services. Laura is a clinical psychologist from Melbourne. They've specialised in eating disorders for over seven years, through research, outreach work, support groups, and as a therapist, and currently work in public and private practice supporting individuals affected by eating disorders. 


CONTENT WARNING: discussions around family and domestic violence. 1800 RESPECT 1800 737 732

Anu Krishnan joins us to speak about the situation for culturally and linguistically diverse communities currently experiencing or accessing support for family violence in Victoria. Anu is a specialist family violence practitioner with over 25 years experience in direct services, prevention and training. She works within mental health and family violence settings, to bring greater cultural understanding and awareness to their work. 



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