Higher ed policy and disability, Trans Awareness Week, Another Day In The Colony, Solidarity and Defence Fund, Ban Spit Hoods Campaign

Thursday, 18 November 2021 - 7:00am to 8:30am
A photograph of Chelsea Watego standing beside a sandstone pillar in an open walkway. She wears a black t-shirt printed with the words 'another day in the colony' printed on it in white lettering with red borders, and she is looking at the camera with a serious expression. Chelsea's hair is dark brown and curly, and is worn down, falling across her left shoulder.

Acknowledgement of country


News Headlines


Pan Karanikolas joins us to speak about the impacts of abelist Higher Education policy and the further implementation of the 'Job Ready Graduate Package' on disabled students and students with chronic illness. Pan Karanikolas is a PhD candidate in Crime, Justice and Legal Studies at La Trobe University, where they are also involved with organising casual university workers and fighting to secure jobs with the La Trobe University Casuals Network. They are also a Board Member of Women with Disabilities Victoria. 


Professor Sandy O'Sullivan is a Wiradjuri transgender/non-binary person.They join Thursday Breakfast to speak about Trans Awareness Week. Sandy is a 2020-2024 ARC Future Fellow, with a project titled Saving Lives: Mapping the influence of Indigenous LGBTIQ+ creative artists. 


Associate Professor Chelsea Watego is a Munanjahli and South Sea Islander woman. Chelsea’s work has drawn attention to the role of race in the production of health inequalities. Chelsea spoke with Priya earlier in the week about her new book, Another Day In The Colony, which is published by the University of Queensland Press. Chelsea is a founding board member of Inala Wangarra, an Indigenous community development association within her community, a Director of the Institute for Collaborative Race Research.  


Alex Kakafikas is a long time activist and 3CR broadcaster currently presenting Greek Resistance Bulletin. He is a member of the Solidarity and Defence Fund and joins us this morning to talk about the fund and the importance of building movement infrastructure. 



Roxy Moore, Noongar woman and member of the Ban Spit Hoods campaign, speaks with us about the South Australian government's delay in legislating the ban of spit hoods via the Statutes Amendment (Spit Hood Prohibition) Bill, otherwise known as Fella's Bill, in line with campaigning by the family of Wiradjuri, Wirangu and Kokatha man Wayne Fella Morrison. You can support the campaign today by sending an email here.



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