Race on the Table, Big Farmer, Tackling COVID-19 and Influenza, A New NTEU, Mould and Housing Justice

Thursday, 2 June 2022 - 7:00am to 8:30am
A meme with the text "what would you do if you had 4 arms?" and the response "me:" over a composite image of the four-armed Pokemon Machamp with arms extended and a different photo of a hand cleaning mould photoshopped onto the end of each arm.

Acknowledgement of Country//




Janelle Da Silva is Multidisciplinary Artist, Speaker, and Birthworker. They join us today to speak about their live podcast series ‘Race on the Table’ produced by 3rd Stage Productions with Dr Nilmini Fernando and Fjorn Bastos (DJ Papaphilia). These free public events at Twosixty in Brunswick unpack issues marginalised artists face and discuss the vital role arts and artists play in navigating race, racism, and healing. The last podcast recording will be this week on Saturday 4th of June between 2-3PM and you can grab your tickets through Eventbrite.//


Jimmy Grant from the band ‘Big Farmer’ joins us today to talk about making joyful music and having a sweet creative time with your pals. Big Farmer is an upcoming Naarm-based band that brings platters of joyful lyrics, jangly guitar lines, stonkin’ bass, and BIG ENERGY! Their next show will be supporting Kitten Heel at B.East in Brunswick for free on Sat 11th of June from 6pm. This is one musical harvest you won't want to miss!//


Professor Nancy Baxter, head of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, joins us to speak about the need for a comprehensive public health strategy to deal with the spread of COVID19 and influenza in the face of rising infection rates as we enter the colder months.//


Anastasia Kanjere is a rank and file candidate running for the position of General Secretary of the National Tertiary Education Union or NTEU, and speaks with us today about the need to transform the NTEU to save jobs and rebuild the sector. Anastasia is currently a worker in the sector as a casual academic, and is supported by a crew of campaigners in her push for A New NTEU.//


Holly Jones is a researcher in the Healthy Housing Centre for Research Excellence at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. Her research focuses on mould in housing, and she joins us to discuss this in the context of a need for action on climate change and building codes. As part of her research, Holly is involved in a Healthy Housing CRE study currently recruiting participants to measure dampness and mould exposure in Australian homes. You can take the study survey and find out more information here.//



Franco Bernet - Big Farmer//