Decrim #PublicDrunkenness; Climate Protester's Guilty Verdict; Refugees in Limbo; Extinction Rebellion in the Streets; Shut Down the North East Link Project

Wednesday, 29 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 || 

[08:37] North East Link: The Andrews Government is planning a $16 billion major roads project to connect the Eastern Freeway in Balwyn North and the M80 in Greensborough. Friends of the Earth Melbourne think that now is the wrong time to be pushing more traffic onto the roads and pumping more toxic gasses into the environment. Sustainable Cities Coordinator Rachel Lynskey comes on the show to tell us more about FOE's concerns and how you can make a submission to the ongoing environmental impact assessment process || 

[26:10] Climate Emergency Action: Last Friday saw huge numbers of climate protesters take to the streets urging action on the Climate Emergency, organised by Extinction Rebellion. Wednesday Brekkie's Eiddwen hit the streets to gauge the mood || 

[35:40] Self Defence in the Climate Emergency, The Verdict: Anti-Adani coalmine activist Greg Rolles went to court on charges associated with a protest action he undertook last year that blocked an Adani mine train line. Greg's "climate necessity defence" was denied by the court and the guilty verdict landed him an approximately $9500 penalty. Greg comes on the show to share his thoughts || 

[49:28] Decriminalise Public Drunkenness Now: In Victoria, 25% of people jailed for the offence of Public Drunkenness are Aboriginal, despite Aboriginal people only being 0.8% of the community. To Apryl Watson, Wemba Wemba, Yorta Yorta, and Barapa Barapa woman, this law is manifestly racist. It was this law that led to the death in custody of her mother Aunty Tanya Day, a proud Yorta Yorta grandmother, who was taken in custody after she fell asleep aboard a VLine service in December 2017. Hear Apryl at a free forum next Wednesday the 5th at the Wheeler Centre, Little Lonsdale St, next to the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne. Bookings necessary || 

[1:01:14] Stuck in Limbo: Iranian refugee and community organiser Mozhgan Moarefizadeh spoke to Wednesday Breakfast earlier this year, telling us about the status of refugees and asylum seekers in Indonesia. She talks about the impact of Australian Government policy and her hopes that Australians will stand beside refugees wherever they are. You can support Mozhgan's organisation the Refugees & Asylum Seekers Information Centre at || 

Wednesday 7:00am to 8:30am
Current affairs, media analysis, alternative media.


Eiddwen Jeffery, Rob Snelling and Jessica Trichias