Human Rights

Public Housing Everybody's Business broadcasts from Victorian Parliament

In order to ensure that Public Housing is a significant issue at the Victorian State election, ‘Public Housing – Everybody’s Business’ will be holding a 10 day vigil from midday on Wednesday 14 November until midnight on election day, Saturday 24 November, on the steps of the Victorian Parliament.

Tune in to a series of programs broadcast live from the steps of parliament or join the broadcasts live at the vigil.

Anarchist World This Week:  Wednesday 14 and 21 November 10-11am

Talkback With Attitude:  Thursday 15 and 22 November 10 -11am.  Instead of taking calls our presenters will be taking live talkback so please join them for this important rally or text 0488 809 855.

Roominations:  Thursday 22 November 12 -1pm

Bohemian Rhapsody film fundraiser

Join us for a night out at the movies! We are screening 'Bohemian Rhapsody', the Freddy Mecury biopic tracking Queen's meteoric rise through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. Thursday 8 November, 6.20pm at the Palace Westgarth Cinemas, 89 High Street, Northcote. UPDATE... SOLD OUT! Thanks to everyone for your support you can collect booked tickets at the 3CR stall in the foyer of the Palace Westgarth. 

Beyond the Bars 2018 CD launch

Join us for the Beyond the Bars 2018 CD launch, Thursday 1 November 6.30-8.30pm at Maysar, Fitzroy Stars Gym (upstairs - accessible) on Gertrude Street. Guests, music and discussion on justice, incarceration and prison radio. All welcome. Light refreshments, beverages and free CDs. See you there!

Are we on a path to totalitarianism?
This week we're in conversation with Timothy Erik Strom, Jacob Grech and  Lizzy O'Shea; contemplating our political trajectory towards a state of totalitarianism. 
 
"... the democracies of the future will change their nature; the quaint old forms – elections, parliaments, supreme courts and all the rest – will remain but the underlying substance will be a new kind of totalitarianism."  Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited, 1958 
 
Join 3CR Wednesday Breakfast 7am - 8:30am September 26th, as the team discuss the current trajectory and future alternatives. LISTEN IN @: 855AM, 3CR Digital OR Streaming live https://www.3cr.org.au/streaming The future is not yet defined. It is emergent. And within that emergence anything is possible. 
Done By Law fundraiser

Done By Law is the Federation of Community Legal Centres’ weekly radio show and it's time once again for their sell out amazingly awesome trivia night extravaganza! Brush up on that general knowledge AND do your daily core and stretching exercises because ... the hottest LIMBO is back in town! YES, once again the team are literally bending over backwards to raise funds for the station. Tickets this year will be $30 per person, byo dinner and drinks. Details and tickets here

Vote now - Pick My Project

Vote here! 3CR is in the running to receive nearly $100,000 to help us retrofit our station for greater accessibility. That means better hand rails, doors, taps, ramps and more to provide better access for everyone. But we need your support! Do you live within 5 kilometres of the station at 21 Smith Street Fitzroy? If you do, you’re eligible to vote for us. Our project is part of the Victorian State Government’s Pick My Project scheme, and you can jump online and vote for 3CR’s Community Radio Accessibility Project now. It’s only with your vote, that we can receive this important funding to make our station more accessible. Vote now and tell your friends!

Open House 2018

Would you like to come on a tour of the station at 21 Smith Street, Fitzroy? 3CR is part of this year's Open House Melbourne on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July. We're throwing open our doors to the public, so make sure you secure a ticket online now. Come and see programming in action, jump behind the mic and meet some of our volunteers. 

Beyond the Bars 2018

Proudly celebrating 17 years on the airwaves, Beyond the Bars is Australia’s only live prison radio broadcast giving a voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inmates. This year from Monday 9 July to Friday 13 July we return to six prisons around Victoria to bring you the voices of the men and women on the inside during NAIDOC Week 2018
Mon 9 July 11am-2pm – Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (Deer Park)
Tue 10 July 11am-2pm – Barwon Prison (Lara, near Geelong)
Wed 11 July 12-2pm – Fulham Correctional Centre (near Sale, Gippsland)
Wed 11 July 2-4pm – Loddon Prison (Castlemaine)
Thu 12 July 12-4pm – Port Phillip Prison (Laverton)
Fri 13 July 11am-2pm – Marngoneet Correctional Centre (Lara, near Geelong)

Station Managers Bruce Francis (1989-96) and Rachel Kirby (now)

The world is awash with digital communication, yet there’s never been such a lack of political alternatives. Information is the new commodity and truly alternative visions for justice, equity and sustainability remain elusive. Thankfully, community and alternative media continue to step into the void to fight for community justice, action and alternatives. Despite all that we know about the importance of representation, it is still a revolutionary act to put a mic in the hand of someone denied a voice, and more than four decades later 3CR Community Radio continues to do just that. Fight For Your Mic captures the station’s ongoing commitment to fighting for a better world through the medium of radio, and during our annual Radiothon fundraiser we ask all our supporters to donate so that we can stay radical and independent. Donate now or call the station on 03 9419 8377.

Remember Me artwork by Reko Rennie in North Fitzroy.

National Sorry Day is an annual event that has been held in Australia on 26 May, since 1998. On 26 May 1997, the Bringing Them Home report was tabled in Parliament. First Nations communities and organisations had been campaigning for an inquiry that would address the general public's ignorance of the history of forced removals because it was hindering the recognition of the needs of its victims and their families and the provision of services that they needed.