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Nicola Paris of Counteract on the Summary Offences Act in Victoria

We speak with Nicola Paris of counteract.org.au about the Summary Offences Act which has just passed through Victorian Parliament and which threatens to severely restrict direct action and other protest activity in that state. We also have a chat with her about March in March.

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10th June #whistleblowers #tppa #naziparty #internetfreedom #forestprotection

David Cake from Electronic Frontiers Australia on recent, shocking intelligence leaks in the USA exposing the Obama administration’s (via the NSA) intelligence gathering activities of an unsuspecting public and what similar activities are planned (and maybe already happening) here in Australian. We’ll also be speaking with him about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) particularly […]

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10th June #whistleblowers #tppa #naziparty #internetfreedom #forestprotection

David Cake from Electronic Frontiers Australia on recent, shocking intelligence leaks in the USA exposing the Obama administration’s (via the NSA) intelligence gathering activities of an unsuspecting public and what similar activities are planned (and maybe already happening) here in Australian. We’ll also be speaking with him about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) particularly […]

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3rd June #refugeerights #occupy

We’re  joined by Marcus Hampson of the Refugee Rights Action Network on the Monty Pythonesque excision of Australia from its own migration zone, the disturbing revelations of Mark Davis’ Dateline report on Manus Island, and other developments on the ever-worsening refugee policy front. Also we talk to Joshua Stephens from New York’s Institute of Anarchist […]

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27th May #homelessness #indigenousrights

Chantal Roberts, Executive Officer of Shelter WA, on the ever-worsening housing crisis in this State at a time when the economy is booming…for some of us. Nyoongah cultural educator and community leader Dennis Simmons on Reconciliation Week, the Adam Goodes “affair” and the recent crisis summit on Aboriginal suicide. Plus news from Democracy Now and […]

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13th May #fracking #ndis #disabilityequity #400ppm #climatechange

Anti-gas fracking campaigner and concerned citizen Anjilene Phoenix on the truly frightening implications of gas fracking for environmental and human health. Suresh Rajan of the National Ethnic Disability Alliance on the NDIS and the needs of disabled people from a non-English speaking background. And 350 Australia’s Blair Palese about the recent ‘milestone of doom’ recorded […]

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13th May #fracking #ndis #disabilityequity #400ppm #climatechange

Anti-gas fracking campaigner and concerned citizen Anjilene Phoenix on the truly frightening implications of gas fracking for environmental and human health. Suresh Rajan of the National Ethnic Disability Alliance on the NDIS and the needs of disabled people from a non-English speaking background. And 350 Australia’s Blair Palese about the recent ‘milestone of doom’ recorded […]

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29th April #tamil #dancejournalism #wealthinequality

Richard Denniss of the The Australia Institute tackling wealth inequality. Sam Fox of Dance Journalism on their recent “performance” at the Refugee Rights convergence in Northam this weekend just gone. Varuni Bala on the ongoing atrocities against the Tamil people in Sri Lanka in light of the announcement by Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper to […]

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15th April #uranium #humanrights #tppa

-Conservation Council of WA anti-uranium campaigner Mia Pepper on the implications of federal environment minister Tony Burke’s decision to approve Toro Energy’s Wiluna uranium mine -Kiwi human rights lawyer Edward Miller on the campaign against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, yet another ‘free trade’ instrument designed to attack unions and undermine living standards in the interests […]

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15th April #uranium #humanrights #tppa

-Conservation Council of WA anti-uranium campaigner Mia Pepper on the implications of federal environment minister Tony Burke’s decision to approve Toro Energy’s Wiluna uranium mine -Kiwi human rights lawyer Edward Miller on the campaign against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, yet another ‘free trade’ instrument designed to attack unions and undermine living standards in the interests […]

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1st April #anzacday #apology #permaculture

Erdem Koc Lecturer in Journalism at La Trobe University going beyond the slogans of Anzac Day.  Going beyond the superficial historical line so dominant in contemporary Australian discourse. On the national apology to victims of forced adoptions in Australia.  Morning Magazines Daniel Cleary spoke to Colleen Clare from the organisation Vanish to have her views […]

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