The Failure of Parents Next; US Lurches back to the Cold War; Dirty Adani; More Support for the Aged; A Voice of Authority on the Murray-Darling

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 - 7:00am to 8:30am

Today on the show with Dean, Eiddwen and Will [segment times in brackets] || Wednesday Breakfast would like to acknowledge the Kulin Nations: true owners, caretakers, and custodians of the land from which we broadcast. We pay respect to Elders, past and present, of the Kulin Nations, We recognise that sovereignty has never been ceded and a treaty has never been signed || 


[13:29] - Murray-Darling River Crisis: Bruce Shillingsworth is a Muruwari and Budjari man from Brewarrina and he speaks passionately on the way the sacred river has been laid waste and what we need to do to to fix the mess || 

[22:52] - Walking back toward the Cold War: The United States has withdrawn from the INF Treaty, a landmark of the end of the Cold War that eliminated intermediate and short range nuclear missiles. Tilman Ruff of ICAN comes on the show to talk to us about the implications of this and where we all might be headed || 

[40:25] - Let's take This Offline: Housing for the Aged Action Group is part of the Aged Care Navigator trial, in the wake of agressive digitisation of many services for older Australians. Executive Officer Fiona York comes on the show to tell us about the trial and why it was started || 

[53:00] - #ParentsNext #Fail: Parents Next as a compulsory program of "work readiness" and parenting skills workshops has been a failure and does real damage, according to parents and activists like Ella Buckland. Ella joins us on Wednesday Breakfast || 

[1:08:12] - Dirty Adani: Adani has breached its license for the second time in as many years. Christian from the Australian Conservation Foundation fills Wednesday Breakfast in on what has happened ||