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Police Brutality Panel

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01 September 2016

In October 2013, Brisbane Indigenous Media Association worker and Gumbaynggirr man Leon Petrou was tasered, capsicum sprayed and bashed by Queensland police officers, in a case all too common to many Aboriginal people across the country.

We profile Leon’s story in Let’s Talk: Police Brutality with former Queensland police officer and First Nations man Matt Bond, former Crime and Corruption Commission Indigenous Complaints Officer Trudie Broderick and Leon himself

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Prof Chris Cunneen

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31 August 2016

Prof Chris Cunneen is a professor of criminology in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales and has written extensively on juvenile justice. He joins Amy McQuire to discuss the recently released Amnesty International report into juvenile detention in Queensland.

Amy also discusses later in the programme the recent Kalgoorlie uprising, sparked by the death of an Aboriginal teenager. A 55-year-old non-Indigenous man has been charged  with his manslaughter.

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Martin Hodgson

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26 August 2016

Martin Hodgson is a Yuin man and is part of the Foreign Prisoners Support Service. He talks to Amy McQuire about two death penalty cases in the United States he is currently involved in, and the lessons we can learn when talking about Indigenous justice issues in Australia.

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Troy Cassar Daley

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25 August 2016

Troy Cassar Daley is one of Australia’s most loved country music stars – and of course, one of Aboriginal Australia’s most loved artists as well, and our most recognisable. Country music has been an integral part of his life since birth, but he joins Amy McQuire to talk about another project he has been working on – his autobiography called ‘ Things I carry Around’. The book talks about his upbringing – growing up between his large Aboriginal family in Grafton, and Maltese family living in Sydney –to his first time singing alongside Jimmy Little at Tamworth as a young fella, his path to success on his ARIA and Golden Guitar winning career, and meeting the love  of his life Lauren.

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Katie Potter

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24 August 2016

Katie Potter is a Kamilaroi woman with 10 years experience as a physiotherapist, working in both public and pirvate health settings. Her experience has led her to co-design the ‘Therabubble’ to help patients with respiratory illnesses.

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Prof Jon Altman

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23 August 2016

Prof Jon Altman is a Research Professor at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation and an expert in Indigenous policy, who’s career in Aboriginal Australia has spanned three decades. He joins Amy McQuire to discuss Aboriginal representation in Parliament, the Giles government and upcoming NT elections, the ABS Census 2016 and its impact on policy, the ‘Aboriginal industry’, Community Development Programme (CDP), Aboriginal Benefits Account (ABA), and Indigenous affairs minister Nigel Scullion.

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Roxanne Moore & Summer May Finlay

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22 August 2016

Roxanne Moore is a Noongar woman and Indigenous Rights campaigner for Amnesty International. Summer May Finlay is a Yorta Yorta woman, and a contributor to Croakey – where she has helped facilitate the ‘Just Justice’ campaign. Roxanne an Summer join Amy McQuire to discuss the recent revelations of abuse of children at the Townsville Cleveland Youth Detention Centre.

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Clinton proyor

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19 August 2016

Clinton is Wajuk, Balardung, Kija and a Yulparitja man who grew up in a number of Aboriginal communities in the Kimberley, before arriving in Perth at 7 – where he has lived ever since. He is embarking on a ‘Walk For Justice’ through the heart of the continent, and is hoping to end up in Canberra where he wants to petition Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. You can find out more about his campaign and help support it here: https://startsomegood.com/clintonswalkforjustice

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Luke Pearson

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18 August 2016

Luke Pearson is a Gomeroi man, and the founder and editor of Indigenous X. He discusses the Racial Discrimination Act’s s18c, the broad exemptions in s18d, Bill Leak, deaths in custody and the constitutional reform debate:

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Amanda Lickers & Birrugun Dunn-Velasco

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16 August 2016

Amanda Lickers (Turtle Clan Onondowa’ga Haudenosaune) is the curator of Reclaim Turtle Island – an Indigenous-led environmental activist movement, and Birrugun Dunn-Velasco is one member of the post-colonial death metal band ‘Dispossessed’.

They join Amy McQuire to discuss international Indigenous solidarity, Aboriginal identity, land trauma, and more.

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Sam Wagan Watson

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15 August 2016

Sam Wagan Watson is a Birri Gubba poet, and one of Australia’s most decorated writers. He joins Amy McQuire with Maori woman Annie Te Whiu, to discuss the brilliance of Aboriginal poetry, in the lead up to the Queensland Poetry Festival. He also reads out his poem ‘Let’s Talk’, dedicated to Tiga Bayles.

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Megan Davis

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10 August 2016

Professor Megan Davis is one of Australia’s foremost experts on constitutional recognition of Indigenous peoples, and the first Aboriginal Australian to be elected to a United Nations body. She is also one of the 16 members of the Referendum Council. She joins Amy McQuire to discuss the outcome of three meetings – in Broome, Thursday Island and Melbourne – which brought together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to decide on the next stage forward for the Indigenous conventions around the Constitutional Reform question. We discuss bipartisanship, ‘Recognition’, Treaty and Agreement-making, and why there has never been a date set for a Referendum.

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Alice Eather &Katrina Channells

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09 August 2016

Alice Eather is a Kunibídji woman from Maningrida who grew up in Brisbane with her other two sisters – Noni and Grace. She is one of the Stingray Sisters – a new web-series directed by their childhood friend Katrina Channells, who is our other guest.

In 2016, their leadership in Maningrida has never been more important as Arnhem Land is facing one of its biggest challenges. The current Adam Giles government has further opened the Territory to unconventional forms of mining. 85% of the Northern Territory is under application or approved for oil and gas exploration. The Labor opposition has promised a moratorium on fracking if elected and The Greens have called for an outright ban. These projects threaten the landscape, the way of life, and the very survival of Indigenous communities throughout the region.
Find out more about the Stingray Sisters here: http://www.stingraysisters.com/

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Dr Chelsea Bond

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08 August 2016

Munanjahli and South Sea Islander academic Dr Chelsea Bond joins Let’s Talk to discuss the outrages making news in Australia, the Four Corners expose of Don Dale detention centre, Aboriginal feminism, parenting and how racism impacts First Nations people on a daily basis.

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Jandamarra Cadd

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05 August 2016

Yorta Yorta artist Jandamarra Cadd joins Let’s Talk to discuss his own experience in Queensland youth detention centres, following on from the Four Corners report into Don Dale in the Northern Territory. He has been able to heal through the power of his award-winning artwork.

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The Second Anniversary of Ms Dhu’s Death

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04 August 2016

Amy McQuire marks the second anniversary of Ms Dhu’s death in custody in conversation with her Uncle Shaun Harris.

Ms Dhu was 22 when she passed away in horrendous pain in a South Hedland watchhouse. The coronial inquest into her death has yet to be handed down – and the family are calling for the release of CCTV footage to help stir the nation into outrage.

To get involved in the fight for justice see this Facebook page.

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Prof Lynette Russell

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03 August 2016

Professor Lynette Russell is an Aboriginal archaeologist and historian and the current President of the Australian Historian Association. She is also the author of a number of books – the latest of which delves into the first people executed in the area of Melbourne. They were two Tasmanian Aborignial men – Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheener.

Her new book – co-authored with legal scholar Kate Auty is called Hunt Them, Hang Them: “The Tasmanians” in Port Phillip 1841-42.

You can find out more about the book here.

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Prof Clive Moore

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02 August 2016

Prof Clive Moore is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Queensland with three decades of experience researching Pacific Islander and South Sea Islander history. He joins Amy McQuire to continue our series on “The Forgotten Queenslanders”. He talks about the history of blackbirding, how it was ‘akin to slavery’, the attempt at mass deportation of South Sea Islanders following Federation and the discrimination felt by South Sea Islander descendants.

For more information, see Prof Moore’s factsheets at the Australian South Sea Islander Association Port Jackson.

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Kaava Watson

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01 August 2016

Kaava Watson is a Birri Gubba and Kungalu man and the new CEO of Brisbane Indigenous Media Association (BIMA). He was one of the first year 12 graduates of the Murri School and holds both a Bachelor of Justice and Bachelor of Law degree from the Queensland University of Technology.

Kaava has been a Director of BIMA for over 2 years and has worked for over a decade across the areas of Law, Youth Justice, Native Title, Education and Training and is excited to join us as CEO.

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Eugenia Flynn

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28 July 2016

Eugenia Flynn is a Larrakia, Chinese-Malaysian and Muslim writer who lives in Melbourne, but is originally from the Tiwis. We spoke about the rise of Pauline Hanson, Islamophobia, what ‘solidarity’ actually means, and the Don Dale Detention Centre.

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