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Celeste Liddle

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18 March 2016

Arrentre writer, feminist and unionist Celeste Liddle joined Amy McQuire on the programme to discuss the recent controversy after she was banned from Facebook six times for sharing an article depicting topless desert women conducting ceremony. Facebook deemed the image in breach of it’s nudity clause and labelled it offensive.

In this interview, Celeste discusses how Aboriginal women have been denigrated for centuries and talks about how mainstream feminism must learn to grapple with the unique struggles facing First Nations women.

Check out Celeste’s original article at New Matilda here.

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Bronwyn Carlson

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16 March 2016

Prof Bronwyn Carlson is an Indigenous studies lecturer at the University of Wollongong, and the author of The Politics of Identity: Who Counts as Aboriginal Today. It was the subject of her PhD, which won the Stanner Award from AIATSIS.

Bronwyn joined Amy McQuire to talk about the history of Aboriginal identity, how Aboriginal people were characterized by anthropologists studying a ‘dying race’ and then later by those pushing our people towards ‘assimilation’, and how that feeds into current day ‘controversies’ around Aboriginal identity. Bronwyn also talks about her history, her belonging and what lead her into academia.

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Danny Teece Johnson

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15 March 2016

Danny Teece Johnson joins Amy McQuire from Ceduna in South Australia, where he is investigating the roll-out of the new ‘Healthy Welfare Card’, the brainchild of mining magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest. Danny says that there is a great deal of anger amongst residents, who feel they have not been consulted over the card, which quarantines 80 percent of a person’s welfare payment.

Danny is a Gomeroi journalist for NITV’s new programme ‘The Point’ with Stan Grant.

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Jodie Curry and Professor Sue Kildea

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18 February 2016

Tiga Bayles is joined by Jodie Curry and Sue Kildea from the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health.

http://iuih.org.au/

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Scott Gorringe

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17 February 2016

Scott Gorringe in a Mithaka man from far western Qld.  He is involved in a research group on deficit discourse with researchers at The Australian National University, the University of Canberra, Deakin University, and AIATSIS.

http://www.murrimatters.com/

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Dr Jan Hamill

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16 February 2016

Tiga Bayles talks to Gomeroi woman Dr Jan Hammill about the effects of drinking in pregnancy. Dr Hammill coordinates the Collaboration for Alcohol Related Developmental Disorders.

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Sam Jeffries

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15 February 2016

Sam Jeffries – Independent Chair of  Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly

http://www.mpra.com.au/

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Apology Anniversary 2016

 Let's Talk

12 February 2016

Live broadcast from Jagera Community Hall in South Brisbane to commemorate the anniversary of Kevin Rudd’s Apology speech.

http://www.link-upqld.org.au/

 

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Sean Gordon

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11 February 2016

Sean Gordon is CEO of Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council

http://www.darkinjung.com.au/

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Professor Cindy Shannon

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09 February 2016

Professor Cindy Shannon is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Education) at The University of Queensland and President of Hepatitis Australia.

She and Tiga discuss the worsening syphilis infection rates in First Nations communities.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-12/syphilis-outbreak-500-indigenous-people-in-queensland-infected/6934508

http://www.uq.edu.au/about/pvc-ie

http://www.hepatitisaustralia.com/

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Stan Grant

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05 February 2016

Stan Grant is a Wiradjuri man from Griffith, New South Wales.  He is an experienced print, radio and television journalist and editor working for Australian and international news organisations, awarded the 2015 Walkley Award for coverage of indigenous affairs.

Stan is the Indigenous Affairs Editor at The Guardian and in February 2016 will begin hosting a nightly news bulletin on NITV titled The Point with Stan Grant.

http://www.theguardian.com/profile/stan-grant

http://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/person/stan-grant

 

 

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Adrian Burragubba

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04 February 2016

Tiga is joined by Adrian Burragubba, Wangan and Jagalingou elder talking about the fight to save traditional lands from a planned coal mine.

https://www.communityrun.org/petitions/don-t-let-adani-build-their-huge-coal-mine-on-our-traditional-land

http://www.ibtimes.com/australias-16b-carmichael-mine-blocked-aboriginal-groups-1859884

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Eva Cox

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03 February 2016

Eva Cox is a feminist activist who still believes it is possible to make societies more civil, responsible and fair. She is a sociologist by trade, a researcher who finds evidence for the benefits of valuing social goals over economic ones. Her two grandsons make gender fairness a serious priority, so they too can choose the roles that suit them, not just those prescribed by others’ assumptions. Her political interests are fired by her arrival here as a post war refugee. She is a Professorial Fellow at the Indigenous House of Learning at UTS.

http://www.evacox.com.au/

https://twitter.com/evacox

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Joe Williams and Celeste Liddle

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02 February 2016

Joe Williams is a Wiradjuri man, former NRL player, professional boxer and Wagga Wagga Person of the Year.

http://www.joewilliams.com.au/

Celeste Liddle is an Arrernte woman living in Melbourne, The National Indigenous Organiser for the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and writes a blog ‘Rantings of an Aboriginal Feminist’.

http://blackfeministranter.blogspot.com.au/

https://twitter.com/utopiana

 

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Chris Graham

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01 February 2016

Chris Graham is the owner and editor of New Matilda. He is the former managing editor of Tracker magazine and the National Indigenous Times, was the Associate Producer of John Pilger’s documentary Utopia, and is a Walkley Award and Human Rights Award winning journalist.

 Link:

https://newmatilda.com/

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Akala

 Let's Talk

18 December 2015

Akala is a UK rapper, social commentator, historian and writer who uses his art to bring uncomfortable truths about racism and colonialism to the public. Tiga Bayles and Amy McQuire spoke to him while he was touring Australia, about the importance of learning history, how the suppression of black history was used to dehumanise black people all across the world, and the similarities and differences between the UK and Australia.

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Luke Pearson

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17 December 2015

Luke Pearson is the founder and curator of the Twitter account IndigenousX, which has just branched out onto the online media space (click here) and is a vibrant new edition to the Aboriginal media sector. Amy McQuire spoke to Luke about the events in Aboriginal affairs this year that made the most impact, and also the lessons we all could learn to take into 2016.

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Chris Graham

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15 December 2015

Editor of New Matilda Chris Graham joins Amy McQuire to discuss a recent list compiled by Buzzfeed Australia on the ’37 times Australia was a bit racist in 2015″.

We decided to compile our own list to round out the year.

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Kai Clancy

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14 December 2015

Kai Clancy is a Murri Brotherboy and joined us to talk about his experiences growing up as a transgender man in North Queensland. We also discuss the issues facing transgender men and women and the intersecting stigmas that brotherboys and sistergirls face in this country.

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Clancestry 2015: Blacktivism

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08 December 2015

QPAC’s annual Clancestry festival included a number of conversations curated by Murri woman Dr Chelsea Bond. This is one of the conversations featuring Professor Gracelyn Smallwood, Dr Gary Foley, Luke Pearson and Amy McQuire. It is chaired by Leesa Watego.

“From the frontier wars to the Black Panthers movement to #SOSBlackAustralia, ‘blackfellas’ have consistently and creatively resisted colonial domination since the landing of the First Fleet. This conversation examines both the old and new battlegrounds of black activism, and how the messages of the movement have influenced and infiltrated local and global agendas.

Panellists explore the future of black activism, and the role of Black Media and keyboard warriorship in mobilising the masses in the digital age.”

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