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Jennifer Ekanayake and William Hayward

 Let's Talk

13 December 2011

Tiga Bayles interviews Jennifer Ekanayake and William Hayward from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service about their respective roles and the changes to the child protection laws in Queensland.

Alf “Uncle Boydy” Turner and Matthew Brown

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12 December 2011

Karen Dorante interviews Alf Turner, the grandson of Aboriginal activist, William Cooper, about his life and his memories of his pop.  Alf also talks about his involvement in helping his mob in Victoria.  Also on the show, Matthew Brown, director of Deadly Ears, Queensland Health’s Indigenous ear health program, talks about the National Indigenous Ear Health campaign to raise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s awareness of otitis media and the importance of getting children’s ears checked regularly.

 

Geoff Anderson & Ron Wardrop

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09 December 2011

Karen Dorante interviews Geoff Anderson from the Wiradjuri Council of Elders and Wiradjuri tutor Ron Wardop about the work they’ve been doing with languages in and around Parkes, New South Wales.

Let’s Talk talkback

 Let's Talk

08 December 2011

Following on from yesterday’s interview with the Ah Wang twins seeking justice for their wage case, Tiga Bayles opens the lines for talkback and replays Keating’s historic Redfern speech.

Paul and Arthur Ah Wang

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07 December 2011

Tiga Bayles speaks to 76 year old twins –  Paul and Arthur Ah Wang – who are seeking justice for their stolen wages.  In their teens the twins worked on a pearling lugger off the north Queensland coast and like many Aboriginal and Strait Islander workers, their wages were subject to government control.  For his years of work and labour, Paul received $3000 from the Beattie government’s $55.4 million dollar reparations package.  Despite working alongside his brother, Arthur received no compensation because he did not have sufficient documentary evidence for his application.

Gina Archer

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06 December 2011

Tiga Bayles interviews Gina Archer, chair of the Queensland Indigenous Education Consultative Committee about her teaching background and about the initiatives being introduced into the classroom to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Colin McKinnon-Dodd

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05 December 2011

Tiga Bayles speaks to Colin McKinnon-Dodd, a Yamatji man from Geraldton, who operates the Mia Mia Aboriginal Art Gallery in Victoria.  McKinnon-Dodd talks about the achievements of the gallery and his interests in tourism, education and native title.

 

Michelle DeShong

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02 December 2011

Karen Dorante speaks to former public servant Michelle DeShong about her life and career choices.

Dr Janet Hunt and Jacqui Phillips

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01 December 2011

Karen Dorante speaks to president of the ACT ANTaR branch, Dr Janet Hunt about the approaching 40th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy and the ACT government’s action on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs.  ANTaR national director, Jacqui Phillips also joins to discuss the Stronger Futures legislation, their campaign to reduce incarceration rates of Indigenous people in jail and constitutional reform.

First Nations Pathways Conference

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30 November 2011

Tiga Bayles broadcasting live from the final day of the First Nations Pathways Conference in Townsville.  His guests include Dianne Stokes – Muckaty Station traditional owner – and her sister Kylie Sambo who performs her rap about her people’s concern about the nuclear waste dump. Tiga also speaks to Yorta Yorta woman, Monica Morgan to talk about her concerns about the health of the Murray and their fight for land justice.   Also features a poem by performer Maggie Walsh.

 

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