Racialised harms of bail laws with Meena Singh, tertiary workers' rights with Annette Herrera, Disrupt Land Forces with Sam Watson

Tuesday, 8 June 2021 - 7:00am to 8:30am
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Priya speaks with Meena Singh, Yorta Yorta and Indian woman and Legal Director at Human Rights Law Centre, about the gendered and racialised harms of bail laws in Victoria, situating them within the broader context of ongoing colonialism. The impetus for this conversation was the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service's letter to the Victorian government published on 28 May 2021 calling for urgent changes to the current bail laws, of which Human Rights Law Centre is a signatory. You can read the letter and donate on VALS' website.

Kannagi interviews Annette Herrera, the current University of Melbourne NTEU branch president and the first woman of colour to be in this role about the effects of funding cuts to unis on casual employees, women and gender diverse folk. 

Sam Watson joins Boe on Let’s Talk to chat about the Disrupt Land Forces protest that has been happening at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, which has been hosting the Land Forces Australia Indo Asia Pacific International Land Defence Exposition.