Why do we need social mixing?

Monday, 28 September 2020 - 8:30am to 9:00am

In 2006, the minister for Melbourne Bronwyn Pike told the Carlton Residents Association that the Carlton Redevelopment project would “break down the social housing ghetto”. The ghetto Bronwyn refers to is the Carlton Public housing estate. An estate that prior to the redevelopment project was home to a rich and vibrant community. Everyone knew each other. They babysat each other's kids, borrowed sugar when it ran out, and for many of them, spoke the same language. Some families worked, others didn't.

The government didn't see - or refused to see - these communities as they were: rich in culture, community and connection.

This week Dr Kate Shaw tackles the pernicious policy of social-mixing.

[In the audio we quoted Bronwyn as saying public housing when it should be social housing]

Presented by Anya Saravanan
Produced by Ayan Shirwa

Sunday 7:00am to 7:30am
A national feminist current affairs program for community radio. A gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women and gender diverse people around Australia and internationally. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN).You can listen to some of our previous shows here: www.3cr.org.au/womenontheline/itunes


Amy McMurtrie, Anya Saravanan, Ayan Shirwa, Emma Hart, and Iris Lee