Climate Journalism From The Frontlines, Protecting Migrant Whistleblowers, Justice for Kimberley McRae, RAHU on Cost of Living Crisis

Thursday, 2 March 2023 - 7:00am to 8:30am
A flyer with details for the International Working Girls Day rally and March scheduled for March 8th in Sydney.

Acknowledgement of Country//




We listen back to part of a recording of the University of Melbourne's 2022 AN Smith Lecture in Journalism, 'Va o matagi: climate journalism from the frontlines', delivered by Dr Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson on the 21st of September. Lagipoiva is a Samoan journalist and host of An Impossible Choice, a podcast series on the existential nature of the climate crisis in the Pacific. In this lecture, she explores the cultural nuances of reporting on climate in the Pacific, calling for international media to reject “parachute journalism” and instead empower local voices.//


Matt Kunkel, CEO of the Migrant Workers Centre, speaks with us about whistleblower protections for migrants, the need for legislative reform to establish these protections, and why it’s so vital to stamp out worker exploitation, abuse, and wage theft. The Centre has joined calls from over 40 organisations urging the Federal government to establish whistleblower protections that would enable migrant workers to report exploitation without risking their visas, outlined in the 'The Breaking Silence' proposal led by the Migrant Justice Institute and Human Rights Law Centre.//


Content warning: the following segment includes distressing content involving the killing of a trans sex worker. If you need to speak with someone, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14. LGBTQIA+ listeners can call QLife on 1800 184 527 from 3PM-12AM daily, and if you’re in Victoria, you can call Rainbow Door on 1800 729 367 from 10AM-5PM daily. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners can call 13 YARN any time.

Charlie Murphy is a trans sex worker and one of the organisers of the International Working Girls Day rally, which will be held next Wednesday the 8th of March in Sydney. Today, Charlie joins us to discuss the fatal attack on trans sex worker Kimberley McRae in January 2020, what trans justice could look like, and the current state of queer politics and sex worker rights in Australia.//


Eirene Tsolidis Noyce from the Renters and Housing Union (RAHU) joined us for a quick chat about RAHU’s submission to the Senate Select Committee on the Cost of Living’s inquiry into Australia’s cost of living crisis, focusing on the increasing downward pressure on renters and the need to limit negative gearing and implement national rent control measures. RAHU gave evidence at a hearing held by the Committee this past Wednesday the 1st of March, which you can watch here.//




Blessed - Becca Hatch ft. Tentendo//


Feel It Too - RONA.//

Do It Again - A.GIRL//