Farcical Politics, Contemplating Disaster and Decolonising Stories

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - 7:00am to 8:30am

Wednesday 29th of August 2018

On the show: Leyla and Will

7:00am - Acknowledgement of Country

7:05am - Alternative News; Government corruption, Duttons' penchant for European au pairs and the Guardians' 'Deaths Inside' database.

7:13​am - Deconolising Stories (Part One); Paola Balla is an artist, curator, academic, and cultural producer– having developed Footscray Community Arts Centre’s first Indigenous Arts and Cultural program, and as a Senior Curator in First Peoples exhibition, Melbourne Museum. A Wemba-Wemba and Gunditjmara woman she is based at Moondani Balluk Indigenous Academic Centre, Victoria University as a lecturer and PhD candidate focussed on Aboriginal women's art and practices of resistance.

7:35am - Discussions with Brigid from ANTaR Victoria (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation) on grassroots justice campaigning and their guide to the policies that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the 2018 Victorian election.

7.45am - Kate Tempest with Europe is Lost(link is external)

7.49am - Jenny Weber, Campaign Manager from The Bob Brown Foundation expresses despair at the appointment of MP Melissa Price as the Morrison Government's Minister for the Environment. She also discusses upcoming direct action in Tarkine Forest on September 15th. For more infromation see their website, here.

8:01am - Deconolising Stories (Part Two); Astrid Mbani is a Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Performer, Lover of People, Authentic Relationship Builder, Edifier, Equipper and Lifelong student, who's excited to see what other roles God develops in her. Born in South Africa her mother says she came in with a bang, and she wants to exit with one; having made her ancestors and her future generations proud.

8.12am - Artist Tim Humphrey joins us in studio to talk about Arts House Melbourne's Refuge project. We contemplate existential risks, grief, survival and who gets the vaccine? Refuge is open from Wednesday 29th of August until Saturday the 1st of September; for a full run down of their events see their website.