Charity crackdown and Another Day in the Colony

Monday, 29 November 2021 - 8:30am to 9:00am
A photograph of Chelsea Watego standing beside a sandstone pillar in an open walkway. She wears a black t-shirt printed with the words 'another day in the colony' printed on it in white lettering with red borders, and she is looking at the camera with a serious expression. Chelsea's hair is dark brown and curly, and is worn down, falling across her left shoulder.

Today's episode features two timely conversations.


First, we are joined by Fiona York, Executive Officer of Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG) and a broadcaster on 3CR with HAAG's program Raise the Roof. Fiona raises concerns about the government's crackdown on the charity sector via amendments to the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission (ACNC) regulations.

NOTE: Since this episode was produced, the proposed amendment to the ACNC regulations that Fiona and I discussed was disallowed by the Senate, with Labor, Greens and the crossbench uniting to back a disallowance motion moved by Rex Patrick (Independent). 

After this, we hear from Associate Professor Chelsea Watego, a Munanjahli and South Sea Islander woman, founding board member of Inala Wangarra, and Director of the Institute for Collaborative Race Research. Chelsea speaks with us about her new book Another Day in the Colony (UQP). This conversation was initially broadcast on 3CR's Thursday Breakfast program on Thursday the 18th of November 2021.

Monday 8:30am to 9:00am
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).


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