Solidarity Across the Global Supply Chain, ‘We Eatin’ Good’ with Matisse Laida, Australia’s Refugee Policies’ International Influence, Voice Discussion Impacts on First Nations People

Thursday, 27 April 2023 - 7:00am to 8:30am
A photograph of relatives of Rana Plaza workers holding up signs in Bengali and English demanding justice in 2013.

Acknowledgement of Country//




Jiselle Hanna from Australia Asia Worker Links joined us to talk about the 10-year anniversary commemorations of the devastating collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, which claimed the lives of over 1,000 people - largely garment factory workers - and injured several thousand more. We'll speak about commemorative events happening this week in Melbourne including tomorrow's 'Lives Not Numbers' photo exhibition launch, and the importance and potential of international worker solidarity. You can catch Jiselle on AAWL's 3CR program Asia Pacific Currents every Saturday morning from 9-9:30AM. Get involved with AAWL’s campaigning and find out more about upcoming events by heading to their Facebook page.//


We played an interview between Inez and actor, writer, model, producer and all around sweetheart Matisse Laida talking about Matisse and Nisha Hunter's We Eatin' Good, a collaborative food platform dedicated to amplifying Queer, Black, Indigenous, PoC. They spoke about how queerness, culture, and food intersect and what redefining 'good' food looks like. Catch the World Premiere of We Eatin' Good film on Sat 6th of May at Footscray Community Arts Centre from 3pm - 6pm as part of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival. You can also rent the film online at ACMI.//


Dr Jessica Hambly, Senior Lecturer at the ANU College of Law, and Co-Director of the Law Reform and Social Justice program, joined Phuong earlier this week on 3CR's Tuesday Breakfast show to talk to us about Australia's cruel refugee policies and how they have impacted policies in other countries. Jess is a socio-legal scholar with interests in access to justice for people seeking asylum, asylum law and procedure, refugee rights, gender and migration, legal professions and radical lawyering, inclusion and participation in 'legal spaces', and court and tribunal (including online) architectures. Jess has worked with a number of grassroots migrant and refugee rights organisations including Bristol Refugee Rights, Lesvos Legal Centre, and Samos Legal Centre.//

Kerry Klimm spoke with us about the everyday, lived impacts on First Nations people of mainstream conversations about a First Nations Voice to Parliament and push for Constitutional Recognition, an issue that Kerry notes has frequently been left out of mainstream media's Indigenous Affairs coverage. Kerry is a Gugu Yalanji and Koko Lamalama woman from far North Queensland and now lives in Meeanjin, lands of the Turrbal and Yuggera peoples. She runs creative communications consultancy Flashblak and has over 25 years in mainstream and First Nations’ media.//