Casualisation at Australian Universities, Disarmament Week with Disrupt Land Forces, Pacific Climate Warriors at COP26, Homes Not Prisons Campaign

Thursday, 28 October 2021 - 7:00am to 8:30am
A photograph of two hands holding a brown scroll with a pink and yellow frangipani flower placed on top of it. In the top right in white lettering is written "Youth4Pacific Declaration on Climate Change.

Acknowledgement of Country//




Giles Fielke, sessional academic, unionist and member of Casualised, Unemployed and Precarious Uni Workers AU or CUPUW, joins us to speak about the ongoing exploitation of casual workers in Australian universities, failure to convert thousands of casual contracts to ongoing positions, and continued job cuts in the sector.//

You can find CUPUW here on Twitter.//


As part of our Disarmament Week (24-30 October) breakfast series, we speak with Andy Paine from Disrupt Land Forces about demilitarisation in the Australian context, organising against the military industrial complex, and touching on the recent report launched by the Medical Association for Prevention of War on the influence of weapons companies in Australian Schools.// 

You can also find more about campaigns against militarisation in Australia via Wage Peace.//


Folole Asueao Sagele Tupuola is the Pacific Climate Warriors Coordinator for so-called Victoria, Australia. Daughter of the Moana, they are a storyteller and artist settled on Wathaurung Country. Folole joins us today to discuss the upcoming COP26 climate summit in Glasgow and the #Youth4Pacific Declaration on Climate Change to be delivered to Pacific Leaders at COP26.//


Homes Not Prisons is a campaign calling on the Victorian government to stop the expansion of Dame Phyllis Frost Centre and to re-allocate the budget for prison building to public housing. This morning, we are joined by Homes Not Prisons campaign members Vickie Roach, Yuin woman, activist and advocate for Aboriginal women in prison, Sara, advocate with lived experience, and Gabi Franich, Flat Out campaign worker, to talk about the campaign’s key priorities in the context of the Victorian government inquiry into the state's criminal justice system.//

Head to Homes Not Prisons’ site to sign their open letter and find out more.//



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