Nup to the Cup, Moneycare, SlutWalk, Road Violence

Wednesday, 8 November 2023 - 7:00am to 8:30am

7:10AM: We listen to a conversation with Elio Celotto about his introduction to animal activism, and the highly successful Nup to the Cup campaign. Elio is from The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses and has been a long-time animal activist. This conversation was aired on an episode of Freedom of Species at 3CR last month

Nup to the Cup official website: is external)
Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses: is external)
The Final Race Expose documentary: is external)


7:30AM: Recent research by the Salvation Army shows that financial stress impacts physical health, emotional health, and day-to-day functioning.

Troy West is the State manager of a Salvation Army programme which provides free financial counselling support to Australians with financial worries. The programme is called Moneycare, and each year, it reaches over 12, 000 people. He joins us to share more about the programme and why it can help. The service is free. Moneycare: 1800 722 363


7:50AM: Content Warning: The following segment discusses trauma and sexual violence and may be upsetting for some listeners. It also contains language that might offend. If you feel this is not right for you at the moment, feel free to tune out for the next 15 minutes.

Sasja Sidek from 3CR's Queering The Air speaks to a long-time volunteer from SlutWalk Melbourne, Mev about the significance of the event and its history.
Mev (she/they) is a neurodivergent queer creative and activist living and working here on stolen Wurundjeri land. They’ve been volunteering with the SlutWalk Naarm/Melbourne collective for years, motivated and informed by a history of trauma. Mev believes in the importance of continuously learning and improving, valuing human rights, consent education, intersectional feminism, anti-racism, decolonisation, LGBTQIA+ rights, decriminalisation of sex work, accessibility, mental health, environmental sustainability and animal rights.
This is an edited excerpt from the interview originally broadcast on 3CR's Queering The Air on November 5th. Queering The Air is broadcast on Sundays 3:00pm to 4:00pm.
Join SlutWalk Naarm/Melbourne on 25 November 2023. Meet at 12 noon outside the State Library Victoria  

Correction: The meeting place for Slutwalk 2023 is the State Library of Victoria, not State Parliament as was incorrectly stated in the broadcast.

Trans Awareness Week runs Nov 13-19. Find out more at

If anything in this segment has caused distress for you or if you need to speak with someone for support, you can contact:
•        Lifeline 13 11 14
•        QLIFE on 1800 184 527 between 3PM and midnight, or visit
•        National Domestic Family and Sexual Violence Counselling Service (1800RESPECT) on 1800 737 732
•        Triple zero if you are in immediate danger


8:10AM: Patrick speaks to Hulya Gilbert, Lecturer in Planning and Human Geography at La Trobe University about her recent article on the deadly norms of car use.