Hunger Strike in Immigration Detention; The Problem with Parents Next Program; No to NAPLAN

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - 7:00am to 8:30am
23 Jan 2019, with Will and Eiddwen [SEGMENT TIMES IN BRACKETS] 
|| We at 3CR are proud to acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung as the owners of the lands on which we meet, live, and work. We pay respect to their elders past, present, and emerging; we recognize that sovereignty has never been ceded and that a treaty has never been signed
|| [14:45] No to NAPLAN (I): Educator of 16 years and author of "Teacher: one woman's struggle to keep the heart in teaching", Gabrielle Stroud speaks at the No to Naplan forum last November to share her experiences as a teacher and her opposition to the NAPLAN standardised test. The forum was facilitated by Melbourne Educators for Social and Environmental Justice (MESEJ) 
|| [26:15] Hunger Strike behind Bars: Across immigration detention centres, refugees, asylum seekers and detainees are on hunger strike in protest of appaling conditions and brutal violence and abuse by ABF staff. Lucy Honan of the Refugee Action Collective Victoria (RAC) comes on the show to give us an update and help us understand the origin of the strike. There will be an RAC-organised protest in solidarity today (23/01/19) at 4pm outside the Department of Immigration and Border Protection at 2 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
|| [37:33] No to NAPLAN (II): In this segment, Brendan Murray speaks about his experience as an educator under NAPLAN and talks about the policy failures that have brought us to where we are. Of Yuin and Irish descent, Brendan is the director of Article 26 Education Consultants and was the Executive Principal of Parkville College and founder of the Pavillion School
|| [1:01:43] Parents Next or Parents Last? CEO of National Council of Single Mothers and Their Children Terese Edwards comes on the show to talk us through the issues with the Parents Next program, where welfare payments are tied to compulsory training and education sessions. Parents Next is currently the focus of an inquiry receiving submissions. To share your experience of Parents Next, get in contact with the NCSMC or submit directly on the Australian Parliament website. Submissions are due on the 1st of February and can be as small as a single paragraph of text


Will, Rob and Eiddwen
Wednesday 7:00am to 8:30am
Current affairs, media analysis, alternative media.


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