Formerly Incarcerated Voices on Sexual Violence, Redistribution Week Campaign, Extended Operations at Eraring, Treaty Before Sports Kanaky Delegation

Thursday, 30 May 2024 - 7:00am to 8:30am
Eraring Power Station photographed from across the waters of Myuna Bay on a hazy day.


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Acknowledgement of Country//




We listen back to an interview from 3CR’s Doin’ Time show with Nina Storey, a formerly incarcerated woman and member of Flat Out and the FIGJAM collective (formerly incarcerated justice advocates based in Melbourne). In this segment, Nina talks about a joint submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s inquiry into legal responses to sexual violence, prepared with Karen Fletcher (Flat Out), Sohini Mehta and Monique Hurley (Human Rights Law Centre), and including contributions from formerly incarcerated people and other members of the FIGJAM collective.//


Bundjalung Githabal and Worimi Saltwater woman Phoebe McIlwraith, Communications Lead for First Nations Futures, spoke with us about the Redistribution Week initiative running across this week from May 27 to June 3. The Redistribution Week campaign amplifies First Nations experts advocating for the redistribution of wealth, land, power, labour and responsibility as the next step beyond Reconciliation, encouraging non-Indigenous people to both learn and engage in material redistribution of resources obtained through colonial violence.//


Last week, the NSW Government revealed a secret deal with Origin Energy to extend operation of Eraring power station, one of Australia’s oldest coal-fired power plants, for an additional two years past its agreed-on closure date in 2025. Annika Reynolds from the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) joined us to discuss the impacts of this extension. Annika is the ACF’s National Climate Policy Advisor, leading the organisation’s work on federal climate and energy law reform. Previously, Annika has worked at an international climate think-tank and within the environmental and energy legal sector.//


Gamilaraay and Kooma organiser Boe Spearim spoke with us about the Treaty Before Sports campaign’s planned Aboriginal solidarity delegation to meet with the Kanak community in so-called New Caledonia as part of building a broader network of anti-colonial resistance. Boe also shared a critical reflection on Reconciliation Week. Donate to the delegation's fundraiser here, and listen to Boe’s podcast ‘Frontier War Stories’ here.//


Community Announcements:

  • NO Northern Incinerator Wollert! are calling for community members to register their interest in attending a public consultation meeting being held by the Environmental Protection Authority on Thursday 20 June to discuss Cleanaway’s proposed development of a waste to energy garbage incinerator in Wollert. The facility, which  would be located in close proximity to residential areas and within 1.2km of the Merri Creek, will be used to burn over 1,000 tonnes of garbage per day. RSVPs are required by 11:59PM on Sunday the 2nd of June - register here.//