Meet the Migrant Workers Centre; the Murky RCEP #FreeTrade Deal; First Nations Self-Determination Online; Youth Homelessness and Violence Trends

Wednesday, 19 June 2019 - 7:00am to 8:30am

On the show with Eiddwen, Rob and Will [Segment times in brackets] ||

3CR broadcasts from the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nations. We recognise their Elders, past, present, and emerging, as well as Elders of other First Nations who may be listening. We acknowledge the First Nations' continuing struggle and survival in the face of colonisation, that they have never ceded their sovereignty and that treaties have yet to have been signed ||

[27:22] Marion and Hanna are organisers at the Migrant Workers Centre and they come on the show to talk about the particular issues migrant workers face in knowing their rights and how to speak up. Find out more about the centre by heading to or by searching for them on Facebook ||

[39:48] Negotiated by the "ASEAN Plus Six" network of Asia-Pacific countries, the RCEP Free Trade agreement seeks to limit the rights of nations to regulate in the people's interests. Dr Patricia Kavanagh of the Fair Trade and Investment Network comes on the show to tell us why we might want to resist this agreement. Find out more at the free public forum, 1 July at 6:30pm, the Victorian Trades Hall (cnr Lygon and Victoria Streets, Carlton) ||

[54:19] How does First Nations' self-determination work in digital and online spaces? To help us navigate this wide-ranging topic, we have Meriam and Wuthathi woman and computer engineering student Tamina Pitt on the program. Tamina recommends reading First Peoples: A Roadmap for Enhancing Indigenous Engagement in Museums and Galleries for more on how to manage First Nations information in collections ||

[1:07:33] (T/W conversation about homelessness, violence, sexual violence) The intersections of Youth Homelessness and violence are many. Dr Jess Heerde from the University of Melbourne comes on the show to share her research. The following services are available if this interview raises any questions or concerns for you: Lifeline 13 11 44 (24hrs); QLife 1800 184 527 (LGBTQIA+ run, 3pm to 12am); 1800 RESPECT 1800 737 732 (focus on people experiencing family violence, 24hrs) ||