Victorian State Budget, AUKUS Submarine Deal, Gendered Inequity of Melbourne's Historical Monuments, Chess without Borders

Wednesday, 24 May 2023 - 7:00am to 8:30am
Montage of Chess Without Borders, Buly Cardak, AUKUS, Zelda D'Aprano

Patrick speaks to La Trobe University Business School Associate Professor Buly Cardak about the Victorian State budget and what could be coming your way in terms of support, the future surplus, and cuts to mental health. 




Claudia speaks with United States history and policy expert and lecturer in the Social and Global Studies Centre, RMIT University, Dr Emma Shortis. Emma is a signatory to the open letter calling for a parliamentary inquiry into the AUKUS submarine deal and the risks to Australia if all goes wrong.




We hear from journalist Kristine Ziwica, co-founder of A Monument of One’s Own, a not-for-profit organisation addressing the gendered inequity of Melbourne’s historical monuments. Kristine was a speaker at a History Council of Victoria public histories event The Changing Face of Melbourne's History: Transforming our Statues and Memorial last week and was part of a campaign to establish a permanent memorial to women’s rights activist Zelda D’Aprano. The unveiling of the Zelda D’Aprano statue will take place at Trades Hall will take place on Tuesday May 30th at 8.45am-10am, the Lygon Street side of Trades Hall, corner of Victoria and Lygon Streets Carlton.




Grace speaks with Kenyan-born Melbourne artist Maleik Njoroge about All Tribes Are Beautiful Lab (ATAB.Lab), a design lab producing chess products and chess experiences. Maleik also talks about the role of chess in communities and the Chess without Borders 2-day interactive chess simulation experience, part of the Culture Makers program, taking place at the Immigration Museum this Friday (May 26th)  & Saturday (May 27th). 


Head to Immigration Museum Victoria website to get your tickets, and make sure to get both Fri and Sat tickets if you're going to both days. 

Immigration Museum is located at 400 Flinders St Melbourne, Victoria 3000




You Never Know So Don't Let Go by The Night before Tomorrow 

I'm a Noongah Man by Ted Wilkes 

No more Yonga by Ted Wilkes 

Hawk in the Tree by Cat Clyde