Age Pension Discrimination, Australia-Indonesia Relations and West Papua, Doing Disability Advocacy, Heritage Policy and Climate Change

Thursday, 9 June 2022 - 7:00am to 8:30am
3CR Radiothon promotional graphic, featuring a digital drawing of five people of different skin tones and hair colours, one wearing a hijab, facing a panel which reads 'keep community strong'. The graphic includes 3CR's station contact details.

Acknowledgement of Country//




Marisa from 3CR’s Doin’ Time show caught up with Nerita Waight (Yorta Yorta), CEO of the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service, about a recent case challenging aged pension discrimination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - which is headed for Full Federal Court later this year. The interview highlights the need for fair and equal access to benefits for Aboriginal people who commonly do not reach pension age by virtue of lower life expectancy. Until this life expectancy gap is properly addressed, Aboriginal people must have the right to retire with dignity. Listen to Doin’ Time on 3CR on Mondays from 4-5PM.//


Ronny Kareni, Canberra-based West Papuan activist, musician and a youth worker, joins us to provide a West Papuan analysis of prime minister Anthony Albanese's meeting with Indonesian president Joko Widodo earlier this week, and the impact of Australia-Indonesia relations on West Papuans. Ronny is a visiting fellow for the West Papua Project at the University of Wollongong and the Pacific Mission for United Liberation Movement for West Papua. You can listen to The Voice of West Papua on 3CR, Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30PM.//


Mary Mallett is the CEO of the Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) - the national representative body for a network of advocacy organisations in Australia - that aims to strengthen and support disability advocacy organisations. They join us today to speak about advocacy, how to build strong networks and current projects at DANA.//


Dr James Lesh, urban historian and Lecturer in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies, speaks with us today about heritage policy and climate change adaptation. James' research explores the theory and practice of heritage conservation in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. He’s had appointments at the Universities of Melbourne and Sydney and King's College London, and his latest book Values in Cities: Urban Heritage in Twentieth-Century Australia offers an overview of the Australian heritage movement.//




Better Things - Kee’ahn//

Fuschia - Ngaiire//