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
Fines: punitive control
This week we question the punitive nature of fines. We have fines under council laws for parking to public transport tickets to corporate toll road fines to now public health fines during the pandemic. Governments here in so called Australia and internationally are turning more and more to fines despite concerns they increase inequality. We hear from community lawyer at West Justice Shifrah Blustein who critically examines the fines regime in the state of Victoria. Article in Overland, Fines: designed to crushVictorian Legal Aid (hotline)Federation of Community Legal CentresNational Debt Hotline
Accessibility, inclusion and community-centred services
Designer and researcher Jo Szczepanska looks at what happens when marginalised communities seek legal help online. Later in the episode cohealth's community engagement coordinator, Jasmine Phillips discusses the lessons learned during the pandemic and how we can apply those lessons to the vaccine rollout.
Women on the Line - Hard to Bear
This week we hear from Isabelle Oderberg, journalist, writer and non-profit communications specialist, about her upcoming book Hard To Bear, which is an investigation of how Australia manages early pregnancy loss. We also discuss the silence around miscarriage, the quality of education around pregnancy loss and its causes, and the links between climate change and pregnancy loss. You can read more about Isabelle's work at hardtobear.com and isabelleoderberg.me.
Racial microaggressions at work
On this week's show, senior academic Kathomi Gatwiri looks at racial microaggressions at work.Her study Racial Microaggressions at Work: Reflections from Black African Professionals in Australia is the focus of our interview.We also hear Senator Lidia Thorpe's Invasion Day Rally Melbourne 2021 organised by Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance. Read the full report here or a summary here.Produced and presented by Ayan Shirwa
Politics of home & Wuurn of Kanak
This week we hear from Arika Waulu, a Gunai, Gunditjmara and Djapwurrung sovereign, community activator, and member of the LGBTQ community. They talk about the politics of home in the pandemic, including the impacts of restrictions, and the politics of First Nation regeneration, with the Wuurn of Kanak landback initiative setting up a base for revival. They also speak about 'LANDBACK FEST: Cultivate, Activate, Regenerate' happening at the Atherton Gardens Fitzroy on 23rd of January.
As we welcome a new year, and Victoria settles into their new covid normal, one community still reeling from the lockdown are the residents of the nine towers. Most of you will remember that in July 2020, nine housing commission towers were forced into a hard lockdown. Residents could only leave their homes for supervised exercise, on compassionate grounds and for emergencies. These detention orders were unprecedented and as we’ll show had a devastating effect on residents.
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