What we can learn from India, the youth justice system lacking, logging commences in the Tarkine & the ICRR

Wednesday, 5 February 2020 - 7:00am to 8:30am

Wednesday 5th of February  

[0:15:00] We listen to Kamahi Djordan King who is an artist, performer, writer and creator of the personality, Constantina Bush. They speak about LGBTIQ+ issues and the Northern Terrio. Please know that this recording does make reference to sexual abuse. Lifeline is available on 13 11 14.

[0:30:00] Mittul Vahanvati comes on to the show to speak about disaster resilience and what we can learn from India's experience with rebuilding after disasters. Mittul makes it clear that Australia needs a marriage between government leadership and innovation. This must be done by grassroots community organisations to produce a well-planned recovery program that helps us achieve a resilient future.

[0:45:00] We speak to Professor Kinner about new findings in research papers from the University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and University of Sheffield in the UK. The research papers show that action is needed to improve poor health and disadvantage in the youth justice system. We discuss exactly how marginalised children end up discriminated and in the youth justice system, with an emphasis on the need for greater health and equality. 

[1:00:00] Scott Jordan from the Bob Brown Foundation comes on to give an update on the Tarkine. As Sustainable Timbers Tasmania begins to log the Tarkine, environmental defenders are standing ground in the Que River area. The campaign by the Bob Brown Foundation has been defending the area since 2017, and continues to camp at Sumac Ridge while defending against logging.

[1:15:00] Clive Freeman from The Indigenous Crisis Response and Recovery (ICRR) organisation joins us to chat about the aid needed for communities with the 2020 bushfire crisis. The ICRR is an organisation that responds to the crisis needs of indigenous people Australia wide. We speak to Clive about the organisation's work and goals to aid on the ground needs.