Reclaiming K'gari, 'Clay' - a play on caste and body, Reset Australia on misinformation, & Palestine in the news

Tuesday, 5 October 2021 - 7:00am to 8:30am

Rose Barrowcliffe, Butchulla woman, researcher and doctoral candidate at the University of the Sunshine Coast, spoke to Phuong about reclaiming K'gari as the official name for the UNESCO World Heritage Site, formerly known as Fraser Island. This interview was inspired by Rose's recent article for the Conversation, Celebrating K’gari: why the renaming of Fraser Island is about so much more than a name. //


Jyotsna Siddharth is an actor, self taught artist, intersectional queer activist and writer. They spoke with Genevieve about their practice, which spreads across intersections of social- art, activism, theatre, development in anti- caste, feminist and queer spaces. They were on the show to talk about their play, 'Clay', and also a fundraiser set up to support the play. //


Dhakshayini Sooriyakumaran is the Tech Policy Director at Reset Australia. Reset Aus works to raise awareness and advocate for better policy to address digital threats to Australian democracy. Leading up to the federal election in 2022, Reset Aus is calling for the government to mandate platforms to publish an election “live list” of the most viral misinformation that has the potential to have a serious societal impact. //


Jennine Khalik is a Palestinian content creator currently on Darug Country in Sydney. She is a former newsroom journalist for 9 years across News Corp, ABC, Crikey and has been published in the Guardian, VICE and the Sydney Morning Herald. She spoke with Evie to discuss John Lyon's new book, 'Dateline Jerusalem: Journalism’s Toughest Assignment', as well as the silencing of Palestinian voices in the media. //


News headlines: //

Gender affirming surgery should be covered by Medicare //

Death of Charlene Warrior // (Contact Lifeline on 13 11 14)

Peregrine falcons on Collins street //


Songs: //

Diaspora by Thando ft. Ruva //

This Enchanted by Hatchie //