Co-operative worker owned organisations, Trans Pride March, Covid update, Objects and Resilience

Wednesday, 16 November 2022 - 7:00am to 8:30am


 7.00am            Acknowledgement of Country 


7.02am            Update on the collapse of soft plastics recycling facility RedCycle and response of Australian Marine Conservation Society.


7.12am            Claudia speaks with Ana Aguirre, a co-founder and worker owner at Tazebaez co-operative which works closely with the famed Mondragon Cooperative Consortium in Spain’s Basque country. The Consortium utilises democratic methods in corporate organisation and ownership. Ana speaks to us ahead of a panel discussion hybrid event being held today in Naarm 3-5pm, in person at RMIT FORWARD, 58 Cardigan St, Carlton - RMIT Building 55 Level 3 Room 3 and also online. Bookings at


7.38am            Jacob shares speeches from Victoria's first ever trans pride march held in Melbourne's CBD last Sunday. The event was organised by Sasja Sydek, Rebeckah Loveday, and Miss Katalyna and showcased a diverse range of speakers from all corners of the community. We hear speeches from mother-son duo Jay and Merrin Wake and Shinobi.


7.56am            Claudia speaks with Associate Professor Nicholas Wood, a vaccine specialist at the University of Sydney. He joins us to share the latest on the current Covid wave and whether our vaccines are equipped to deal with new strains of the virus.


8.13am            Claudia speaks to Dr Vivian Gerrand from the Centre for Resilience and Inclusive Societies, Deakin University about Objects for Everyday Resilience - a research project exploring the intersection of material objects and everyday resilience, particularly in relation to supporting mental and physical health during the pandemic. The call for objects is still open for submissions for all people over 16-years. See


The exhibition of Objects for Resilience runs Nov 21-25 at Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne. For bookings and information go to




Dream Satisfaction by Panel of Judges

This is Love by PJ Harvey