Young Health Ambassador Hanienah Husna, Conor Flynn from Save the Preston Market Action Group, Dr Marion Muliaumaseali’I & Talei Richards and Isabelle Reinecke on the Australian Climate Case.

Thursday, 8 June 2023 - 7:00am to 8:30am
An aerial photograph of the Torres Strait archipelago.
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.//
First up we heard a replay from 3CR'S very own Ayan from Diaspora Blues. Ayan spoke to Young Health Ambassador Hanienah Husna about what to expect when getting a sexual health check, what questions to ask, and took us on a trip to the doctors office. Hanienah Husna is from the sexual healthcare team at Youth Affairs Council Victoria. You can catch Diaspora Blues every Monday from 2:30pm to 3:00pm on 3CR 855AM, or by visiting
Union and community organiser and member of the Save the Preston Market Action Group Conor Flynn joined us next to discuss recent concerning developments in the fight to Save the Preston Market. Despite Minister for Planning Sonya Kilkenny's April endorsement of advice from an independent advisory committee to balance protecting the market precinct alongside exploring housing development options, majority-owners Salta Properties last week issued a notice to market traders threatening the closure of the precinct in retaliation against the Minister's support for significantly amended development plans. Find out more about the campaign to Save the Preston Market here.//
Then we were joined by Dr Marion Muliaumaseali’I (Muliau-mas-ealil), who is a Samoan, Pasifika Ethnographer specializing in Oceanic methodologies in Service Design, and is the Chair and Founding Director of Village Response Collective. We will also be joined by Talei Richards, a Fijian and Pasifika lawyer, founder, policy specialist and Secretary at Village Response Collective. They join us today to talk about how the Village Response Collective was born and why it is so important to support Pasifika communities.//
In 2021 two First Nations Leaders - Guda Maluyligal men Uncle Pabai Pabai and Uncle Paul Kabai brought the Australian Climate Case against the Commonwealth Government of Australia. The Guda Maluyligal leaders argue that the Australian Government has failed to prevent climate change and, as a result, have also breached their duty of care to protect Torres Strait Islander Peoples from the harms of the climate crisis. In our final interview, we heard from Isabelle Reinecke, founder and executive director at Grata Fund. Grata Fund is Australia’s first non-profit litigation incubator with a focus on cases and campaigns that have the potential to break systemic gridlocks across human rights, climate action and democratic freedoms. Isabelle joined us to provide progress and updates on the Australian Climate Case. Please consider supporting the Australian Climate Case or Grata Fund.//