Collingwood College meets Regan Lamble, Workers host alternative Covid press conference, Afghan solidarity, corporate responsibility for modern slavery

Wednesday, 8 September 2021 - 7:00am to 8:30am

7.00am Acknowledgement of Country

7.12am  Sabarin, Mahmoud and Hussein from Fidget Kids interview Olympic walker Regan Lamble. Fidget Kids are children from 3/4 Reggio at Collingwood College. Throughout May and June these children visited 3CR to experience the power of radio. They recorded interviews in the studio and produced their own podcasts. See more at

7.34am Janet Burstall from LIFE  - Living Incomes for Everybody - speaks with Annie from Solidarity Breakfast about the Alternative Press Conference they organised as an alternative to the official daily government Covid Press Conferences in NSW. The voices of workers and the community are missing from these spin exercises. LIFE held their first last Tuesday 31 August and are planning to do more. You can watch them at

7.53am We revisit a discussion with Heela Arsala, an Afghan Australian who moved to Australia 30 years ago with her family.  Heela spoke to 3CR Thursday Breakfast about the current situation in Afghanistan following the US withdrawal, as well as how the non-Afghan community can stand in solidarity over the coming months. Heela is a practicing commercial lawyer who gives back to the community by advising not-for-profit organisations as well as being the director of Edmund Rice Camps Vic. You can listen to the full interview at

8.05am Claudia  speaks with Dr Nga Pham about corporate reponsibility for modern slavery. Dr Pham is part of a team of researchers at the Monash Centre for Financial Studies which ranked the slavery risk disclosure performance of Australia's 100 largest public companies. To view the full report - 

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The segment is part of a two-part discussion on the issue of corporate responsibility for modern slavery continuing next week.