Highlights From 2022: Labour Issues

Thursday, 12 January 2023 - 7:00am to 8:30am
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Acknowledgement of Country//

3CR would like to acknowledge the Kulin Nations – true owners, caretakers and custodians of the land from which we broadcast. 3CR pays respect to Elders, past and present of the Kulin Nation. We recognise their unceded sovereignty./

Ella Shi//

Ella is the Digital and Communications Organiser at the Migrant Workers Centre. She's previously worked as a community organiser, student union representative and is also a former ASU workplace delegate. She joins us to speak about importance of the Migrant Workers 2022 Survey, and how this impacts their work and policy recommendations.//

Madeleine Thornton-Smith//

Madeleine Thornton-Smith has a strong interest in labour issues, particularly in relation to the visual arts and ceramics industry. She has become passionate about the working rights of artists and artworkers since doing an internship with the Victorian Trades Hall Council and the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA), participating in discussions with the Melbourne-based Artists’ Union research group and after experiencing years of insecure and unsafe working conditions as a practising artist, technician and tutor alongside her artworker comrades. Madeleine joins us to discuss her work on art and labour, the renewed National Cultural Policy and unioinising in the creative sector.//

Sam Wallman//

Comics journalist and cartoonist Sam Wallman joins us to speak about his powerhouse comic 'Our Members Be Unlimited', a beautifully illustrated narrative of workers and their unions that inspires hope, solidarity and radical action. 'Our Members Be Unlimited' is published by Scribe, and is now onto a second printing after selling out since its original publication in late May this year.//

Matt Kunkel//

Matt Kunkel is the CEO of the Migrant Worker's Centre and joins us today to discuss visa and migration pathways. We will discuss the Centre’s recent Lives in Limbo report and the recent news that Australia will begin recognising degrees from India.//

Emma Golledge//

Emma Golledge is the Director of Kingsford Legal Centre at UNSW. She joins us today to speak about how leading Community Legal Centres (CLCs) have welcomed the passing of the Government’s Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Bill 2022. This Bill gives legislative effect to key Respect@Work recommendations, including the creation of a positive duty on employers to take reasonable and proportionate measures to eliminate unlawful sex discrimination.


Earth wind and Fire - Drum song/

Say It To My Face - Tia Gostelo/

Gold Energy - Electric Fields/

We Sing - Kutcha Edwards/

Closer - Ngairre/