Informer Daily is a national daily update (M-F) covering the latest news and information in a rapidly changing time from Australia's only LGBTIQA+ radio station, JOY 94.9
The Informer Podcast 19 November 2020
Emily Johnson investigates why gay asylum seeker has spent the last eight years in an Australian detention centre. #freeali
The LGBT community faces one of the highest suicide rates in Australia, Switchboard Australia is urging the Australian Government for a response to these devastating statistics.
29 openly LGBT council members have been elected into 20 councils across Victoria. Yuan Zhong reports why this is a monumental step forward for our community.
Beau Driscoll speaks to Martha Ackroyd Curtis about her new book release #HelloTitty, celebrating the female gaze.
The Informer Podcast 12 November 2020
Biden is in and Trump is out. Joe Biden is the new president of America.
Celebrate the history, culture and achievements of the traditional landowners of Australia with us for NAIDOC Week. Beau Driscoll speaks to some special guests as to why this week is special for all of us Australians and addresses some of the amazing work contributed by the queer black community. For more information, to volunteer or to donate go to BlaQ.
The Informer Podcast 5 November 2020
Gavin Height provides a live report from the Saturday protests in Perth over the transphobic comments made by the Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas.
Voting has now closed for the US Election and America is fearfully waiting for the results.
We give you a follow up on one of our previous stories on Poland’s rising religious conservatism that has lead to vilification and discrimination towards the LGBT community.
The boys at World Wide Wave talk about homophobic and transphobic hate crime in the UK. Click to head over for their podcast.
The Informer Podcast 29 October 2020
On the 21st of October, the NSW Parliament unanimously passed a motion in support of trans people, put together by Independent member of Sydney Alex Greenwich. This motion is to provide more support services for the trans community as well as support on trans’ issues.
Keep up to date with us as the US election is only six days away, Emily Johnson provides us with a breakdown of everything you need to know with one of the most intense second debates in American history.
Beau Driscoll brings us a report on trans and diverse mental health issues and speaks to members of the trans community about their experience being a trans person during the pandemic. For trans support services go to Trans Pride Australia.
Elderly LGBT people are one of the most vulnerable communities especially during the pandemic who experience isolation and loneliness. Switchboard Australia has been working for half a decade to address this issue with its program Out and About.
Switchboard Australia CEO Joe Ball tells us more about this program and why it matters.
The Informer Podcast 22 October 2020
RMIT University is paving the way for more authenticity when it comes to their trans students. In an unprecedented new move, trans students are now able to go by their chosen name instead of the name assigned to them on Births, Deaths and Marriages. In this week’s podcast, The Informer reporter Beau Driscoll speaks to a university trans student in what this change will mean to the trans community.
During COVID, many have been inundated with extra free time and with the local council election coming up, a Brunswick resident is providing her local community with a few laughs by handing out hilarious pamphlets suggesting new council initiatives. Madeline joins us on the podcast to elaborate on her cheeky fake campaign behaviour.
The Informer Podcast 1 October 2020
With the hearings for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with a Disability continuing, in this week’s podcast, we give you some information about the Royal Commissions and what the latest findings from them are.
We also look at the first Presidential Debate, which was full of fury but lacking in substance. Listen to our podcast for a summary of it.
You will hear about the LGBTIQ people in China and what societal attitudes towards them are like. Why pride activities have been stopped in China and how this has impacted on the local LGBTIQ community.
ACON Shines a Light on LGBTQ Mental Health During Mental Health Month.
Very important listening for members of the LGBTIQA community. This program covers a lot of topics and often in a really interesting way. Defo recommend.
I love this podcast
Much needed podcast for showcasing current affairs with a perspective that mainstream outlets may miss!
Excellent news program