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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

Women on the Line Amy McMurtrie, Anya Saravanan, Ayan Shirwa, Emma Hart, and Iris Lee

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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

    Police powers and protest under COVID-19

    Police powers and protest under COVID-19

    This week on the program we look at changes to both the structure and culture of policing during COVID-19.We speak with Tiffany Overall from Youthlaw about the implications of a new bill which will significantly expand the reach of Protective Service Officers in Victoria.Moving to NSW, we speak with Charlie Murphy from Pride in Protest about the police response to an October 10 protest against new State legislation proposed by Mark Latham which aims to eliminate support for trans and gender diverse children in NSW’s school system.You can find Pride in Protest's podcast series here.

    Mental Health and Reproductive Hormones

    Mental Health and Reproductive Hormones

    On this episode of Women on The Line you’ll hear from Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, the Professor of Psychiatry, at The Alfred and Monash University.Today we hear from Jayashri about the link between mental health and reproductive hormones. In particular, the impact of hormonal contraception, on mental health. We also discuss the problematic diagnosis of borderline personality disorder amongst women and Premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

    Ahead Of The Curve

    Ahead Of The Curve

    This week on Women On The Line, we hear from Franco Stevens, founder of the magazine Curve, one of the largest lesbian magazines in the world, and Jen Rainin, director and co-producer of the documentary Ahead of The Curve. This film chronicles Franco's personal journey, lesbian visibility, and the power of community. Ahead Of The Curve was recently screened at the Queer Film fest 2020 in Sydney. Please be warned that this week's show contains content that may not be suitable for children.  

    Why do we need social mixing?

    Why do we need social mixing?

    In 2006, the minister for Melbourne Bronwyn Pike told the Carlton Residents Association that the Carlton Redevelopment project would “break down the social housing ghetto”. The ghetto Bronwyn refers to is the Carlton Public housing estate. An estate that prior to the redevelopment project was home to a rich and vibrant community. Everyone knew each other. They babysat each other's kids, borrowed sugar when it ran out, and for many of them, spoke the same language. Some families worked, others didn't.The government didn't see - or refused to see - these communities as they were: rich in culture, community and connection.This week Dr Kate Shaw tackles the pernicious policy of social-mixing.[In the audio we quoted Bronwyn as saying public housing when it should be social housing]Presented by Anya SaravananProduced by Ayan Shirwa

    New Understandings in Our Urban Envrionments

    New Understandings in Our Urban Envrionments

    In this episode listen to Shoshanna Dreyfus speak about her research project to co-design potentially the worlds’ first all abilities and ages inclusive playground in the City of Wollongong. You’ll also hear from Katherine Horsfall about her research project, in partnership with the City of Melbourne, to develop Melbourne’s first Indigenous wildlife meadow at Royal Park in Melbourne.

    Stories from women inside prison

    Stories from women inside prison

    We hear stories from women inside prison. People in prisons are already experiencing state violence, now during a pandemic where contagion can spread like wildfire in crowded indoor spaces. We hear from Vickie Roach, Yuin writer and activist, about her lived experience inside prison to politics of abolition. Second, we hear from LGBTIQ and disability justice advocate Ashleigh Chapman on her experiences, including being inside during the pandemic.Vickie's interview originally aired with Marisa Sposora on the Doin' Time show. Ashleigh's experiences were heard at the Abolitionist and Transformative Justice Centre's Stories from Inside Prison webinair.  Also mentioned: National Network of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls.

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