Queerness and Digital Spaces, RAHU on Australia's Housing Crisis, Reproductive Rights in Australia, Crackdown on Climate Protests, Mia Boe on Art and Inheritance

Thursday, 30 June 2022 - 7:00am to 8:30am
Painting of a woman with dark brown skin wearing a white bra and skirt kneeling next to a ghost dingo, against an ultramarine background.

7:00am - Acknowledgement of Country//


7.05am - News Headlines//


7:15am - Catch a bonus segment from the upcoming episode of 3CR's Women on the Line program featuring Kathryn Gledhill-Tucker and Samantha Floreani discussing digital rights and the possibilties and pitfalls of regulation. Kat is a Nyungar technologist and digital rights activist serving on the board of Electronic Frontiers Australia, and Sam is a digital rights activist and writer currently working as Program Lead for Digital Rights Watch. This snippet features Kat and Sam speaking about queerness and digital spaces, and forms part of a broader conversation that will air on 3CR on Monday the 4th of July from 8:30-9AM on 3CR 855AM and online at 3cr.org.au/streaming. You can read the article about queer online spaces and government regulation that Kat and Sam referred to during the clip here on Junkee.//


7:30am - Alex, from the Renters and Housing Union or RAHU, joins us to unpack some of the key insights around housing availability and affordability from the recently released 2021 census data, as well as in a report published this week by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare which highlights rising rental stress and lack of public housing availability in Australia. We will also discuss RAHU's recommendations for a response from the new federal government, including the need for a comprehensive national housing strategy.//


7:45am - Laura Riccardi is a Health Promotion Officer at Women's Health in the South East (WHISE), in Sexual and Reproductive Health. She is the project lead on the regional strategy to improve sexual and reproductive health and has been an activist for reproductive rights for many years. She joins us today to speak on inclusive abortion access, barriers to care, stigma, and how to support protecting and enhancing these rights, following the overturning of landmark abortion access legislation Roe v Wade in the US.//


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8:00am - Anastasia from Legal Observers NSW joins us again to evaluate some of the early impacts of New South Wales' Roads and Crimes Legislation Amendment Act 2022, considering the concerning crackdowns by NSW police on Blockade Australia's climate justice direct actions and organising over the past two weeks. We will also discuss how this fits into a wider legislative push across other Australian states, including the Victorian government's proposal to impose harsher penalties for forest protestors, and the implications of this trend for the right to protest and fundamental civil liberties of organisers across movements.//


8:15am - Mia Boe is a painter from Brisbane, with Butchulla and Burmese ancestry. The inheritance and 'disinheritance' of both of these cultures focus her work. Mia's paintings respond, sometimes obliquely, to Empire’s deliberate, violent interferences with the cultural heritages of Burma and K’gari (Fraser Island). Mia is a studio resident at Gertrude Contemporary in Preston and is currently showing her work at Penny Contemporary alonside Katie Eraser.//