Qld Premier Anastasia Palaszczuk has declared a 624 million dollar boost to police funding if re-elected begging the question – why?

In this episode of let’s talk beyond power and control feminist and activist Maggie Munn weighs in on why this decision can be damaging to broader society. Professor of criminology Chris Cunneen joins the discussion to offer alternatives and examples of how defunding police has worked in other places and how Australia would benefit if we took that path. 

Our second gust is our CEO Jyi Lawton who has experience working with young Indigenous kids at risk in residential care and in Youth Prison. Our Third guest is Chris Cunneen Professor of Criminology, University of Technology Sydney.