Raucous Anti-AUKUS Caucus, Basic Online Safety Expectations, COVID-19 in MITA Detention, Bunna Lawrie on Protecting Country and Biodiversity

Thursday, 14 October 2021 - 7:00am to 8:30am
A photograph of the Great Australian Bight. To the right are steep rocky cliffs topped by a flat plain, and to the left is open water. The ocean is deep blue, growing darker towards the horizon. The sky is light blue and cloudless. Waves crash against the cliff face.

Acknowledgement of Country//




Last week we spoke with Dimity Hawkins about the Raucous Anti-AUKUS Caucus, held on 7 October 2021. Organised by Renegade Activists, the webinar featured a panel discussion on concerns around the AUKUS alliance between Australia, the UK and the US. This morning we hear a segment of the event featuring speakers Talei Mangioni and Scott Ludlam.//


Samantha Floreani, Program Lead at Digital Rights Watch (DRW), joins us to speak about the Basic Online Safety Expectations, which fall under the Online Safety Act and provide the Minister with broad discretion to define the parameters for digital safety and content restrictions on social media and other online services. 

Public consultation on the draft expectations closes 12 November 2021- have your say here. If you’re not sure how to get started, DRW and Electronic Frontiers Australia recently ran a workshop on how to write a policy submission which you can view here.//


We speak with Ian Rintoul, spokesperson from the Refugee Action Coalition Sydney, about safety concerns for people currently detained at the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation detention centre in Broadmeadows as guards continue to test positive for COVID-19.//


While nation states are currently setting targets for biodiversity protection that may or may not be met at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Kunming, China, this week we wanted to turn our attention to the knowledge of First Nations people in protecting the lands and waters across this continent. We are joined today by Bunna Lawrie, a Mirning Elder and whale songman from the Nullabor, to talk about protecting Country and why it's important to learn and think about the animals and plants we're talking about when we say biodiversity. Bunna is a founding member of the band Coloured Stone, and has spent many years fighting to protect his Country.//




King Brown - Barkaa//


Surrender - Tseba (feat. PRICIE)//

Jeedara (White Whale Song) - Bunna Lawrie with Rob Hirst and Neil Morris//