‘Wild Black Women’ Chelsea Bond and Angelina Hurley talk about all the things that made them ‘wild’ this week.
On let’s Talk this morning Boe speaks with Amnesty International’s Indigenous Rights Manager Tammy Solonec about Western Australia must end solitary confinement of children. The report found the young people were ‘probably’ held in conditions that constituted solitary confinement under international law and, if so the Department of Justice was in breach of the UN Convention against Torture. Amnesty International welcomes the report’s five recommendations, addressing the main allegations raised by the organisation.
On Let’s Talk this morning Boe speaks with Indigenous Rights Campaigners from Amnesty International Australia Uncle Rodney Dillon and Belinda Lowe. We spoke about the action they held outside of Parliament house last week. They held a display of 150 teddy bears and soft toys in a prison cell outside Queensland Parliament House, representing the 150 Queensland childhoods lost each year by children aged 10-13 being locked in children’s prisons. The event marked International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples today, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on Saturday.
On Let’s Talk Boe speaks with John Gibson and Fiona Smallwood, the deadly mob from the Oodgeroo Unit the Indigenous unit at the Queensland University of Technology, they both have been working hard to organise the Naidoc week celebrations for QUT which they call “Murri-Ailan Way”. John and Fiona told me the importance of having such an event on campus.
On Let’s Talk this morning Boe speaks with Goorie writer Melissa Lucashenko, writer of adult literary fiction and literary non-fiction, who has also written novels for teenagers. We yarn about her new book “Too Much Lip”, we also speak about her early life growing up in Brisbane and how she got in to writing.
On Let’s Talk this morning Boe speaks with Professor Lyndall Ryan from University of Newcastle and is a part of the University’s Centre for 21st Century Humanities and the Centre for the History of Violence. We spoke about Professor Lyndall Ryan’s work around creating a map of the Massacres that have taken place around Australia from 1788 till the 1960s. In stage two of her research they added 81 new Massacre sites around Australia. Northern Territory 19, South Australia 13, Queensland 28, New South Wales 17, Victoria 1, Tasmania 3.
Kaava Watson is joined by Alan MacSporran QC who chairs the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) . They discuss the role of the CCC, its history and how it’s engaging and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people communities across the state.
Wild Black Women in the studio with Jungali (Troy) Brady LIVE!
Maylene Slater-Burns from the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) talks about the importance of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on 4th August. Sophia Marinos from Legs on the Wall and David Cole from Balanu Foundation talk about a new production Man with the Iron Neck written by and starring Ursula Yovich and social media personality Tibian Wyles (TIBS Vines).
Brothers 4 Recovery is a raw and empowering school and community tour delivered by 2 men who share their life’s stories and how to overcome and prevent Drug and Alcohol addiction. Co-founders Jeffery Amatto and Steve Morris popped into 98.9fm for a yarn with Kaava Watson and Karen Dorante before heading off to Cherbourg.