I #ChooseHumane Refugee Policy; Union Power for Digital Journalists and University Casuals; Walking MEL>CBR for Climate Action; Frontline Action Against Coal

Wednesday, 8 May 2019 - 7:00am to 8:30am

Hosted by Eiddwen and Will [segment times in brackets] ||

3CR is proud to acknowledge the Kulin Nations as true owners and custodians of the lands from which we broadcast. We pay respect to their elders past and present and acknowledge that their sovereignty was never ceded and a treaty has yet to be signed ||

[13:23] I Choose Humane: Former Monday Breakfast host James Brennan comes on the show to share the Refugee Council of Australia's campaign I Choose Humane. The campaign calls on voters to choose humane asylum seeker policies and influence their representatives to do the same. Find out more or sign the pledge at choosehumane.org.au ||

[28:18] Log On to a Unionised Workplace: It's a bit of an oversight that digital journalists don't have the same conditions or protections that their print-first cousins do. Mardi O'Connor from the MEAA and The Conversation's Wes Mountain come into the studio to talk about their success winning rights in Wes' workplace. We hear the challenges workers face in digital media and how they can fight for their rights. You can find out more on the MEAA website ||

[42:16] His Extremely Long Walk: Protesting inaction on the climate emergency, Shannon Loughnane is about 2/3rds of the way through a long walk from Melbourne to Canberra. He's met with locals, politicians and wildlife and spread the urgent message of the need for action on climate change. He calls in from Batlow, NSW, to share his experiences on the road and to share the supportive views of rural communities for climate action. Follow Shannon at myextremelylongwalk.com and on Twitter at @ExtremelyMy ||

[54:04] Giving the Miners Plenty of FLAC: Hayley from Frontline Action on Coal comes on the show to update us on the destruction wrought by miners on Wagnan and Jagalingou traditional land in northern Queensland. She tells us how the Adani mine project needs to be stopped. You can follow FLACĀ  on their website frontlineaction.org ||

[1:06:50] Sit-In and Speak Out: Casual staff at the University of Melbourne, as at many higher education institutions, get a raw deal with job insecurity, low wages, and having to scrounge and save for their own workplace needs. The NTEU thinks this isn't good enough and has organised at Sit-In and Speak Out today for all staff to attend and share their stories. The event is taking place today at 12pm at the Raymond Priestley building on Unimelb campus and all staff are welcome regardless of their contract ||

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


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