Against disappearance

Monday, 14 November 2022 - 8:30am to 9:00am
A photograph of the memorial for Constance May Watcho. There is a flower arrangement of black, yellow and red roses, a cross with Ms Watcho's name and designs painted on it, and a cluster of framed photographs of Ms Watcho and her family.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners, please be advised that this program includes references to Indigenous people who have passed away. This show also covers themes that may be distressing to some listeners, including racial violence and domestic and family violence. 


Support is available 24/7 at:

  • Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732)
  • 13 YARN (13 92 76) - a dedicated national crisis line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people


On this episode, we’re joined by Amy McQuire, a Darumbal and South Sea Islander woman and PhD candidate at the University of Queensland, as well as a freelance writer and journalist. Amy speaks about her research and writing on media representations of the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Australia. Through her work, she re-frames Indigenous women as not missing but disappeared, turning the focus back onto the settler colonial state and criminal punishment system to look at the myriad ways that Indigenous women are failed, and by whom, when it comes to experiences of violence.

You can read Amy's writing on her substack Presence. Please consider a paid subscription if you are able.

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).


Emma Hart, Kannagi Bhatt, Phuong Tran, Xen Nhà